5. Check everything is ‘spick and span’ – take some time to walk around the property to see where small improvements and repairs need to be undertaken. Attend to these issues before viewings commence. Peeling paint and damp stains can be used by prospective buyers as an excuse to reduce your asking price.
6. Brighten up rooms – add a splash of colour to dull spaces with bunches of flowers (sunflowers are great for adding a feeling of cheeriness to a room) and healthy-looking plants.
7. Love the outdoors – extend your attention to the outside space (if you have one). Ensure the area is neat and tidy, remove weeds and remove any dead plants. Think about adding outside lights to brighten up the space.
8. Provide a warm welcome – on cold days, great a welcoming environment for prospective buyers with a lit fire. Or turn up the setting on your radiators to make your property feel warm and welcoming.
9. Bring the property to life – if your property is vacant, it can feel sterile and cold. This will make it a lot harder to sell. Give it a ‘lived in’ by dressing the rooms with furniture that is suitable for the space.
10. Keep it simple – if you rent out your property we recommend the tenants leave before you put it on the market. This will allow you to spruce up the property and avoid any access problems.