Tips for Selling your Home

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First impressions

Potential customers get their first view of your property from the outside.
Many clients drive by the property prior to arranging a viewing.

  • Keep lawns and hedges cut.
  • Keep gardens and yards in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Window Boxes or flower beds brighten up a property. Pot plants at a door can even add that extra touch.
  • Sweep pathways and touch up external paintwork. Neutral colours are always a safe option.
  • Make sure all rooms are clean and tidy.
  • De-clutter your house prior to putting on the market. An untidy house or too much furniture/possessions can turn people off.

Fresh & Airy

  • In summer, have windows cleaned and open windows for fresh air.
  • In winter time have heating on, say one hour before viewing time.
  • Air property prior to viewings, especially if there is a smoker or pet in the house.
  • Customers are very conscious of space and light. Ensure your house is being shown to its full potential. Keep curtains open and have good lighting in all rooms.
  • Tidy away all clothes/laundry etc in bedrooms.
  • Have all beds made and make sure linen is good quality and preferably in light colours.
  • Be aware that customers tend to look around and may open wardrobes etc, so ensure that laundry or suitcases etc do not fall out.
  • Keep pets out of house before and during any viewings.


  • Ensure that all legal documentation is in place.
  • Have any relevant planning permissions at hand.
  • All properties must have a BER Certificate before selling.
  • Be realistic with your guide price.


  • Be flexible with viewing times.
  • If possible vacate the property whilst viewings are in progress.
  • This is your chance to show your property to its full potential.
  • Make yours stand out from the rest.
  • That extra effort could be the one thing to clench a sale for you!