We are once again coming into the busiest time in the property market so with spring around the corner what do we recommend to get your house “market ready”


  1. Freshen Up Those Walls: Sometimes people think freshly painted walls are hiding issues below but in our opinion first impressions are more important so if your walls show chips and scuffs get out the brushes and freshen everything up; but stay neutral, save the bold colour schemes for your next home.
  2. Deep Clean not Spring Clean: Consider getting a professional cleaning company in to remove those cobwebs, clean the oven and shampoo the carpets. The first room the buyer sees is the entrance hall, a pristine floor will give them the feeling of a cared for home and encourage them to take off their shoes.
  3. Dress to Impress: Pack away the logs from the fire and blankets on the sofa, you don’t want people thinking your house is a cold one. Flowers over candles, cushions over throws and a well-placed magazine about interior design and spring gardening always helps give the right impression.
  4. Glorious Garden: Spring is the best time of year for gardens, plant some bulbs and watch nature bloom into colour but stay on top of hedges and bushes, a neatly pruned garden again reflects a loved home – this is exactly what buyers are looking for and you can point out the garden is your pride and joy.
  5. Declutter: While this is an obvious thing to do when selling your home, I can’t stress enough the importance. This will make rooms feel bigger and allow people to see everything they want during the appointment. Don’t just move everything into the garage, use this as an opportunity to sell off unwanted items, you’d be amazed the impact a tidy garage has on a buyer.


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