Selling Advice


  1. Trim your lawns and gardens. This will be the prospective buyer’s first impression of your home. You don’t have to try for any ‘tidy towns’ prizes – just keep the grounds looking reasonable and neat.
  2. Shampoo the carpets. You may be surprised at how much more ‘life’ they have after an extra good cleaning. And the brighter everything looks, the better your chances are of selling.
  3. A once-over for the walls. Hand marks may be a little fact of life, but they’re some of the worst offenders in taking the edge off an otherwise attractive home. Wash and scrub the walls if necessary or even consider painting the ones that are badly marked.
  4. Check the guttering- It’s an easy point for buyers to spot. Make sure there are no leaves hanging over and there’s no peeling paint. And while you’re at it, give under the eaves an extra good brushing for cobwebs.
  5. Clean out the garage and shed. These are the places where you’ve thrown everything you didn’t know what to do with over the years. You may be used to the mess; however a prospective buyer may find it off-putting. Since you’ll be moving anyway, it makes sense to have a clean out now. Good storage space is always an important selling point, so ensuring it is neat and tidy is well worth the effort.
  6. Open up the windows. The brighter a room is, the bigger it looks. So always leave drapes and curtains open. Clean the windows and inspect screens to let more light in.
  7. The kitchen and laundry. Now is the time to be even fussier than you normally are in these two important areas. It is no exaggeration to say that the kitchen and laundry can make or break a sale. Clean the oven, polish the sink, and give your cupboards and pantry a spring clean.
  8. Flowers to set the scene. You’d put out flowers for visitors, well a prospective buyer is a very important visitor. Make a point of having a few well-stocked vases strategically placed to highlight the features of your home’s living areas.