5 top tips to attract viewers to your property

25th February 2023

Spring is traditionally the time when househunters start the search for their dream home in earnest. New properties are listed daily, with For Sale boards popping up across the country.

If you have decided the time is right to put your house on the market, we suggest you consider the 5 top tips we have listed below before instructing an agent to sell your property. They will help your biggest asset stand out from the rest and attract attention as soon as your listing goes live.

1. Declutter

Have a walk around your home and think about the items you have out on display.  Think about the furniture in each room. Does each piece need to be there? If not, then put it away but try not to strip your house totally – viewers want to see your house as a home.

2. Tidy the Garden

When selling a house, kerb appeal is vital so tidy the garden, trim back overgrown trees and hedges, remove dead plants from pots etc and once the property is listed, make sure you mow the lawn regularly and keep flowerbeds weeded.

3. Deep Clean

Have carpets steam cleaned and ensure wooden and laminate floors are polished and dust free. Clean tiles and tile grout. Windows should also be spotless, a beautiful sunny day is great for showing up dirty windows!

4. Spruce up the Driveway

Use a pressure washer to clean any the driveway and any paved areas and remove moss and weeds.

5. Consider Repainting in Neutral Colours

We all have our own style, particularly when it comes to decorating our homes but not everyone can see beyond decorating choices that are very different to their own. It’s always an idea to repaint in a neutral colour which will appeal to everyone.