Prepare your property for sale

Preparing your property for sale is very important and first impressions count for your prospective buyers. Being prepared before viewings begin is key to attracting the right buyers and getting the best results.

Follow our useful guide and you’ll be well on your way:

Creating space in your property is crucial; have a good clear-out and remove unnecessary items that take up space. Charity shops here we come!

Be mindful of smells, open windows and let fresh air in. Pets and other odours that you are used to might put someone else off.

Get those odd jobs ticked off your list, including the jobs that have been waiting for a renovation or refurbishment. It’s time to get these done.

Getting the right light for viewings is important as it helps to set the mood and create positive first impressions. Try to use as much natural light as possible.

Outside space & garden
The outside of your property is just as important as the inside. Check both the front and back and make sure it is kept tidy, trim the grass, pull the weeds and remove old clutter.

Front door
There really is such a thing as kerb appeal. You want to make the best first impression and this starts at your front door. Perhaps a new lick of paint?

Take a walk around and look at the walls. Check if a new lick of paint is needed or if it is more serious and there is any damp, it is best to get this sorted.

Top tip
How much preparation you do on your property before you put it on the market will depend on your circumstances and your needs. Do you need to sell quickly? Will a new kitchen increase the value of your property? Ask us for advice. We’re always here to help.