1. Storage space

After living in a family home for years everyone’s house can look a bit cluttered. Try to make your property look clean and spacious by storing items that block walkways or make rooms look small away from the property.

2. Making the outside look good

The outside of your property is the first impression any viewer will make on your property so make sure all the lawn is cut and your driveway is swept.

3. De-clutter

Put away any clutter that you need on a day to day basis. Storage units, that fit neatly, into a cupboard, or under a bed, can be useful for packing some things away.

4. Finish off any small odd jobs

If there are any small, cheap jobs that need doing like replacing a smashed mirror or fixing a door handle do it now. Small details will put a potential buyer off.

5. Try to eliminate pet odours

If you have pets and the house smells a little like damp dog try to use some cleaning products that are specifically designed to get rid of pet odours. If you have a viewing booked try and take your pet out of the property during the viewing.

6. Wardrobe space

We all like good wardrobe space so take some clothes out to accentuate its size.

7. Try to depersonalise

As soon as the viewer walks into the property they will be thinking of how they see themselves in the property. If a space is heavily personalised it may make it hard for the viewer to imagine themselves living there so taking some personal items out may allow them to see it as their space.

8. Lighten up darker rooms

A property with good light make rooms look fresh so try and create as much natural light as possible. For the darker rooms it may be worth purchasing some small lamps to lighten up some areas.

9. Cobwebs

Always a disappointment is seeing cobwebs in the corner of a room gathering dust. Pay attention to corners and give them a flick of the feather duster.

10. Clear the window sills

Another detail often overlooked is looking behind the curtains to find mould and dead insects stuck on the window sill inspect them for cleaning or repainting if necessary before the viewing. Also where possible try and clear away clutter from window sills to let as much natural light in as possible.


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    Caz McDonald