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Tips for Selling Your House: How to Prepare Your Home

Selling your house is all about how you’re showing your house. The way it is presented can affect the price your property achieves, and how fast it sells. Make it look its best and get your buyer to connect with your home, help them imagine it as their home, and you’ve practically got a sale on your hands. So if you’re in need of some tips for selling your house, then you’re in the right place. Read on to find out more and learn how to show your home in the best way for buyers.

Kerb Appeal

Help potential buyers spot your home and have a good first impression of it by making the outside of your home neat and tidy. Mow lawns, trim bushes and weed, perhaps planting some new plants. Repaint the front door, and make sure any lights or hanging baskets look clean and neat.


Before you’ve even thought of putting your house on the market, you need to start decluttering. The first step is to declutter room by room, sorting out what you wish to keep, and what you wish to sell, donate or throw in the bin. This will save you both time and money when you come to move. The second step is to get rid of personal decorative items, such as family photos and artwork. Pare it down so the room looks homely, but neutral. Decluttering before your home goes on the market will mean no last minute rush to hide things before a potential buyer comes round, and it means that your photos for your listing will look better. You can even go as far as clearing the kitchen of items like kettles and toasters, etc. to make the kitchen feel more spacious.

A Good Clean

This will benefit you two fold, too. Not only will your home look better, smell better and feel better, but having a squeaky clean home also makes it easier when you come to move out.

Updating the Décor

As we all know, neutral colours will appeal to more people than bright or strong colours, so you can improve your chances of a sale with a quick lick of paint. When it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, however, simply make the most of whatever you have, instead of going for a full refit – often it isn’t worth it. Install new faucets, mirrors and light pulls if they look dated. Little things like fixing the dripping tap and replacing sealant can make all the difference too, as these are the things that can send the wrong message to potential buyers. Put all these tips for showing your house to use and you’ll be pleasantly surprised about how much better your house does – and you’ll feel better about it too!