Preparing Your House for Sale

Preparing your House for Sale

Presentation is important when selling your home. Buyers are attracted to a clean and spacious looking property. If you overdo it however, you could run the risk of making your home look smaller and unlived in, so make sure you present your property in a way that will make viewers fall in love with it and therefore put in an offer.

Illuminate dark areas where possible and remove any clutter from countertops, closets and garages. Clean and organise your whole property, including kitchen cabinets and bedroom closets. Don’t forget to make any immediate repairs like leaking taps, loose doorknobs etc.

It is important to add value to your property whenever possible. Though investing in large improvements will not always increase your sale price, but if you are planning on undertaking any major renovations, it is useful to know that improvements to kitchens and bathrooms add the most value. It is advisable however, to spend your money on smaller improvements like painting the outside of your property for example.

Decide on a Price

In order to get a good estimate for the potential value of your home you need to research. You will no doubt already have an idea of the value, but by doing a little research you will start to get a more accurate figure and this is vital to attract interest in your property. Why not have a look in estate agents windows and find out what similar houses are selling for.

Try and price your home fairly but competitively as this should ensure good interest in your house. If you price it too high, you run the risk of not getting a single enquiry. The best way to get a more accurate indication of the value is to have a survey carried out by a good Surveyor or Valuer.


Make sure you have some good photographs of your property. Buyers are particularly interested in seeing pictures of the front of your house, bathroom, master bedroom, kitchen, garden and any special features of the property. Make sure that all rooms are well lit and clutter free.


Use to advertise your property.

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