Helpful Tips

Top Ten Tips of Selling a Property

  • Do your research online and look at what’s selling.
  • Prepare the property with minor repairs, fresh paint and a thorough clean and why not give the garden a straighten-up.
  • During valuations consider the evidence provided to support the pricing strategy.
  • Have a clear understanding of all the moving costs.
  • Chose an estate agent you can work with and who will strive to get you the best result.
  • Agents can do the best viewings, so make space and time for them to do their job well.
  • Communicate regularly with your agent, listen to feedback; stay fresh and flexible.
  • Consider offers, ensuring you have facts and information in place to make the best decision.
  • Agree on expectations and goals to ensure that all parties have a mutual understanding.
  • Instruct a good solicitor who can expertly handle your sale transaction.

Other Helpful Tips to Remember

  • Is your home making the right first impression?
  • Are you confident in showcasing your home to entice potential buyers?
  • Are you maximising your property’s saleability?

If you can answer NO to these questions then we are here to help you…

  • The presentation is the most important factor when selling your house.
  • Photographs are the first thing to attract attention in a world where most people tend to shop online.
  • Buyers form an opinion of your home within the first 8 seconds then spend the rest of the viewing backing up their first impression whether good or bad.
  • Small changes at little and no expense can make a huge difference.
  • You never get a second chance at a first impression.

Useful suggestions in presenting your property...

Stepping inside

  • Clean the front door (give it a lick of paint if needed!) to make a great first impression.
  • Pack away shoes, coats and bags from the hallway to create a clear space.
  • Replace any light bulbs to make sure your possible buyer steps into a beautifully lit home.

Living room

  • Create a spacious, airy feel by opening all windows and moving furniture away from the walls.
  • Switch fires on and buy fresh flowers to set the right ambience.
  • Make sure distracting electrical equipment like TVs and stereos are switched off.


  • Be aware of any old or unpleasant cooking smells, smells can put people off.
  • Make sure all pots and pans are cleared, all dishes are washed, light a scented candle, or spray the room with an air freshener.
  • Clear the decks — clean, clutter-free work surfaces are a must.
  • Don’t forget the appliances too – sparkling kettles, toasters and microwaves will give your home an aspirational feel.
  • Get out the mop! A gleaming kitchen floor is a quick and easy way to make a big impression.


  • Keep the bath, shower and floor spotless ahead of appointments — make sure the floor is clean and dry.
  • Spruce up your tiling by bleaching mildew stains from the grouting.
  • Clear away toiletries to give the room a spacious, neutral feel.


  • Dress the beds with fresh sheets in neutral shades.
  • Tidy away clothing and clutter.
  • Keep windows open to add light and air to rooms.
  • Hoover all carpets.


  • For maximum kerb appeal make sure your driveway and path are clear, weed-free and inviting.
  • Don’t forget the garage — eliminating clutter from this part of your home will really give house-hunters a clear idea of the space available.
  • Mow the lawn and trim hedges, remembering to clear away garden play equipment.
  • DIY time – mend any broken hedges, gates or walls and replace broken or damaged guttering.
  • No garden? Put up hanging baskets for a welcoming, homely feel.