A few tips on preparing your house for sale

A few tips on preparing your house for sale

It’s certainly a challenge trying to get a buyer who wishes to complete the purchase immediately, let alone get the best price for your house these days. You can not change the location of the house, which way the garden faces etc. but you can present your house to its maximum selling potential if you follow the ten tips set out below.

First off you are not selling your family home!

The home that has lots of great and wonderful memories of the kids playing in the garden on a warm summer’s day,¬†family parties, fun packed Christmas’s and all of your joy in the time you have lived there. No, you are selling a property to a buyer who wants to make it their home and you need to prepare it in such a way that they can see themselves living happily in it, and paying you a good price for the privilege.signing a paper

Estate Agent

Let the Estate Agent show people around; they should have all the local knowledge of schools and other information a buyer will need to know. It also stop’s idle chit chat between vendor and (prospective) buyer.


And I mean it, anything that you do not need on a daily basis must to either sold or put in storage. It will also make the place look bigger.


Replace them with pretty color coordinated prints; you can use wallpaper or cards. I know it’s a bit shocking but again remember you are working to sell your house. You don’t want buyers getting caught up looking at cute photo’s you want them to decide to buy your house.


Take a good hard look and be as critical as a buyer will be. Do the carpets look a bit dirty? Is the kitchen immaculate? Get the professional in to do the cleaning you will make back the money spent tenfold.

Bathroom furniture

Unless your bathroom is new and immaculate, replace the handles, plugs and toilet seats, it will give your bathroom(s) a very inexpensive facelift.

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Remove anything that is cluttering up the garden, put away any trampoline’s and large pieces of kids toys. Get a gardener in to make your garden look neat and maintenance free.


Sweep and remove any moss and oil spills. Park your car in a way that makes the drive look larger, or even park it away from the house.