Are you looking to sell your house? It can be one of the most stressful things you ever have to do, so here are some tips that will make the whole process far less stressful.  

1. First Impressions count

First impressions are a big deal, so if you’ve got a front garden we recommend spending some time sprucing it up. Some people will drive by your house and have a look about before requesting a viewing. It could be as little as removing excess rubbish or doing some weeding but it could make or break the chances of getting more viewings.

Quick Tip: Clean your front door, you would be surprised at the difference it can make.

2. Clear worktops and declutter

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A tidy room shouldn’t be underestimated, there can be a LOT of things that put potential buyers off such as dirty clothes, rubbish bins that are full and just generic items lying around.

Take some time to clean each room from top to bottom but allocate some extra time to key rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom. Those rooms are particularly important because they tend to be quite expensive to do up. So if they look good, you’ll impress potential buyers.

It's also worth noting that people tend to want to put their own stamp on bedrooms and the living room but don’t particularly care about the bathroom or kitchen. So they aren’t too bothered about redecorating them.

3. Add a lick of paint

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Neutral colours are very appealing to potential buyers and it will easily help to brighten up your home. This helps potential buyers visualise themselves living there.

4. Fix any obvious issues

Many people will tell you not to decorate when selling your house as some people will want to redecorate anyway. However filling holes in walls and just generally touching the house up can be highly beneficial.

Getting any issues fixed like a hole in the wall, new curtains or blinds etc is a smart idea.

5. Invest

Sure you can take things to the next level and redecorate key rooms like the bathroom and kitchen.

If you want to increase the valuation of your home you might want to work on some areas that can score you some points on your home report. Like we’ve already mentioned areas like the kitchen and the bathroom are rooms that we recommend you work on.

For example, if you were to do the bathroom up, a fresh coat of paint, a new modern radiator and a new blind can literally turn the room around. Thus making the room much more attractive and raising the valuation of your house. Regrouting the bath is advised too.

Look at this radiator from trade radiators, it’s modern, sleek and highly attractive to new buyers.

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6. How good is your broadband?

Do you have a good internet connection? Is it fast? This is highly appealing to some people. If you have or have the ability to get fiber optic, make sure your viewers know this. It would be even better if you could get a speed test done from


7. Choose the right agent

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You want someone who will try sell your house, you’ll find some agents will literally arrange everything like the photography of your home and get it listed on their website. But that’s all they’ll want an agent who will work with you throughout the whole process.

You really need to vet your agent or you could have your house listed for months and essentially just be wasting time and money. Try asking your friends, family and neighbours and see if they have any recommendations. Check and see if the agent has any properties similar to yours on their website, this will let you know if they’ve got experience selling similar properties.

Alternatively, if you need to sell your house fast there are some agencies that specialise in this. for example will get you a quote within seven days.

There are plenty of options online if you’re looking to sell your house.


If you follow everything in this list you’ll hopefully have a quick and easy sale!



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