Selling Guide

Top tips for selling your house, and some mistakes you should avoid

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do, so here we have a few little tips to help you sell your home.

First impressions count

Most buyers form their first impressions within seconds of walking through the front door. If you have an outside space, spend a little time sprucing it up. Don't forget to clean your front door, it can make a huge difference and make your property look more appealing.

Clear worktops and declutter

A tidy room should never be underestimated, especially as dirty or cluttered rooms can be an immediate turn off for some buyers.

So take some time to clean each room from top to bottom paying special attention to high impact rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom. You should also think about having a spring clean; if there's too much furniture, and things like children's toys and unused gym equipment lying around, it can make the property feel smaller.

After a deep clean your home will smell fresh and be much more appealing to potential buyers.

Add a lick of paint

Neutral colours are appealing to buyers; a fresh coat of paint will brighten up your home and will allow would-be buyers to envisage themselves living in the space.

Maintenance Issues

Straightforward DIY jobs such as filling holes in walls etc are easy to do and is one less thing your buyer needs to think about doing once they've moved in. Getting any problems fixed before putting the house on the market is a smart idea.

Think about your pets

Whilst you might think your pet is adorable, others may not. Potential buyers may be allergic so make sure any pets are confined to one room or removed from the home during viewings. Animals can also detract attention away from your property, leaving them with a neighbour or family member will ensure buyers are kept focussed on your home.

Consider an open house

An open house can be a major benefit for sellers, and setting aside one or two days to open your house up to the public will save you time in the long run. Spare yourself the effort of cleaning your house from top to bottom every other day and answering the same questions over and over by getting most of your viewings out of the way in one go.

Instruct us

Choosing the right estate agent is very important and will have a big impact on how quickly you sell your house, and at what price. We will give you the assurance that as your agent, we follow best practice, and meet all requirements of the profession and work to industry standards.

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Common mistakes that you should avoid:


The first thing your buyer sees is the price, so when it comes to valuing your home, it's got to be done right.

An overpriced property could deter anyone from arranging a viewing and making an offer. You should speak with our Sales expert who will use her expertise about the local market to give you a fair price.

Bad Photos

When it comes to selling a property, a picture really is worth a thousand words; with more buyers searching online than ever before, great photos are an absolute must. Avoid photos with bad lighting or any that are blurry and poor quality.

Too Much Personality

It's important that your home doesn't feel over-personalised. Remember, not everyone shares your taste and future buyers need to be able to see themselves living there with all their possessions. Family portraits, keepsakes and loud colour schemes can distract buyers from seeing your property's full potential.

If you follow these tips and avoid these pitfalls you will hopefully have a successful sale in no time.