‘Top Tips’ for getting your house market ready

Our Top 10 Tips for getting your home ‘Market Ready’

Increase the value of your home and boost it’s saleability with our top tips, designed to give you the best return for the minimum financial input

1. Maximise its curb appeal

Curb appeal is so important. Remove all rubbish, repaint external woodwork and doors, clean windows, remove all weeds, jet-wash paving and add a splash of colour to planted borders or pots

2. De-clutter

Clear surface tops of paperwork and general clutter and create floor space by removing excess furniture and belongings. Use the garage, loft or shed for temporary storage

3. Deep clean

Have a good clean down of all surfaces including the kitchen and bathroom, clean all hard floors and carpets as well as fireplaces and windows

4. Get green fingered

Repair and feed any lawns, sweep up debris and remove rubbish, remove weeds, cutback large shrubs and borders, clean patios and paving and add colourful plants to borders or pots

5. Redecorate

Redecorate high traffic areas such as hallways and stairs. Update rooms with either dated or dark coloured decor with soft neutral colours

6. Complete those DIY projects

Finish all those remaining DIY projects including removing peeling paint, replacing mouldy seals in bathrooms and kitchens, fix dripping taps and loose tiles, replace any blown double glazed units

7. Home staging

Dress all beds with fresh neutral linen, add new or matching fluffy towels to all bathrooms, place reed diffusers/room fragrances around the house. Add a throw and cushions to sofas and beds

8. Give each room a purpose

Whether it’s a disused  bedroom or conservatory, spruce it up and give it a purpose such as a sitting room or home office

9. Finishing touches

Ahead of any viewings add fresh flowers, put out fresh coffee and pastries. Switch on any side lights and lamps

10. Pets

Have a plan in place if you have any pets such as cats or dogs as to how you will conduct a viewing without them getting in the way - not everyone will love your pets as much as you!