When it comes to selling a house, presentation counts for a lot.  We never recommend spending a great deal of money on preparing a house for going onto the market, but putting in a little bit of effort and sometimes, freshening up the décor, can make a big difference.

It is important to get the basics right:-

  • De-clutter as much as you can. The more floor space that is available, the more attractive the house will look 
  • Make sure that your house is clean and tidy when viewers are expected
  • Keep pets out of the way
  • If you have a garden, make sure it is tidy and well-presented too.  First impressions are important
  • Sometimes it is worth freshening up a room or two with a coat of paint, but this has to be done thoughtfully, as a freshly painted room can make the rest of the house look tired
  • Make sure that your house is up to scratch before the photographer comes round as the photographs on the brochure and website count for a lot

When it comes to viewing, an accompanied viewing service can be provided if you would prefer this as an alternative to showing the house yourself.  Before viewing:-

  • Switch on lights so that they are warmed up,
  • Open the windows to get a bit of fresh air through the house.
Scott Rasmusen
Partner, Head of Property Law
If you need legal advice on a residential property, commercial property or business law matter, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
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