4 Top tips for selling your home

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 03 September 2019 01:58

When you are trying to sell your home, there are a few key factors that you need to take into account, in this post we are going to go over 5 tips that could see you sell your home for a higher price and / or quicker than you may do normally no matter what the house type.

If you are looking to sell your house and it has been on the market for awhile and you are asking “why isn’t my house selling” make sure you have taken the tips below into account

Curb Appeal

Fence with Privacy Hedge

The following points should always be taken into account when you are selling your property, the curb appeal of your property is the first thing that any potential purchaser will see when they come to view your property, so make sure you have hit these points

    • Is your lawn mown?
    • Are your flower-beds tidy?
    • Are your fences painted?
    • Are your windows clean?
    • Are your gutters clean?
  • Remove personal items

  • living room
  • When it comes to people viewing your house, they want to see a blank canvas and be able to see where they can make their personal touches.

    They may not want to come in a see 100s of toys and other bits laying around the house.

    That dog bed and dog toys should be put away or hidden out of view, the homework from the night before should be in the children bedroom.

    Your collection of 2000AD comics should be in a cupboard.

Odors & Cleanliness at the property

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Now this may sound like an obvious one, but not everyone realises that their house maybe clean, but it is not show home ready.

So before you start offering viewings, make sure you have checked the list below and carried out a few of the tasks

  • Drains
    Make sure you have cleaned all of the drains in the property, including flushing the sinks and toilets through with cleaner
  • Windows
    Make sure you clean all the windows in the house, including conservetories and porches
  • Hoover
  • Hoover the house all the way through, move the sofa and the chairs, people when they are looking to buy will not over look some of the things that they would otherwise
  • Dust
    Make sure you dust the doors, basically any and all surfaces should be cleaned and dusted


Make the property inviting, light some lightly scented candles, or bake some cookies an hour before the viewing, this will allow buyers to get that homely feeling when they walk into your home and can help them see it becoming their home


In conclusion if you make your house look as presentable and clean as possible it will allow you to sell your home much, much quicker than if you were to present it in the day to day state that you use and live in it in.
One final point, you could always hire a professional cleaning service, having a stranger clean your house can be the most effective way of getting at those chores that you just don’t like to do or see.

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James Stevenson

Hi, My name is James and I've been involved in the property and real estate industry for 10 years now. I hope people will like to read about my thoughts and experiences in the industry and please contact me if you want to discuss my articles further!

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