#1 DE-CLUTTER AND DE-PERSONALISE
Keep surfaces clean and clear of appliances, jars, etc. Put things you don’t really use in the attic or in storage. This will make rooms feel bigger.
#2 FRESHEN UP
A fresh coat of neutral paint and a “spring clean” throughout will do wonders to smarten up a tired looking home.
#3 CLEAN UP
Time spent making your home sparkle will be time well spent; Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, which need to be inviting and hygienic.
#4 PREPARING FOR VIEWINGS
You’ll want the house to appeal to as many people as possible. Don’t smoke or cook before viewings and turn the lights and heating on. If you’ve got parking, leave space free for the buyer.
#5 SHOWING A PROPERTY
Guide viewers around the property first. Showing the best rooms first or last. Highlight the positive points, like a south-facing garden or convenient parking. Then invite viewers to take another tour round the property on their own, but be on hand to answer queries.