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How to Prepare your Property for Sale

When it comes to selling your home, it can be quite a daunting and scary experience, due to the amount of important tasks involved. One of the most overwhelming tasks can be getting your home ready and up to scratch to sell. We have put together the infographic below that is full of useful tips and hints that will help you get your property ready to go on the market.

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How to Prepare your Property for Sale

Selling your home can be a bit of a daunting task as there are so many elements that need to be considered. Before putting your house on the market, there are some sure-fire things to consider that will make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Take a look at our useful guide below that’s full of easy tips to help you sell your home as quickly as possible.

Spring Cleaning

Guests viewing your home like to imagine themselves living there, so ensure it looks appealing by scrubbing every inch of your home. This will make it look as good as new and a property they could easily call home!

  • Dust and polish to make your whole home sparkle
  • Vacuum all over- even those tight corners!
  • Freshen up your home with a scented candle

Create a Blank Canvas

People who are interested in buying your property want to feel relaxed and at home.

Create a blank canvas by removing all clutter and personalisation, painting the walls neutral, modern colours and maximising the space in the room to ensure the potential buyer can envisage it as their own.

Repairs and Quick Fixes

Make sure there aren’t any elements of your home that would put potential buyers off. So, complete all of those little jobs you’ve been meaning to do!

  • Repair broken items
  • Touch up any marks on the walls
  • Replace cracked tiles

Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything and your online listings will show the exterior of your home, as well as the interior.

Spruce up the exterior of your property by keeping the grass and any hedges trimmed, de-weeding and planting some pretty flowers.


Not all potential buyers want to be greeted by your pets when they are trying to view your home, so the following points are good way to ensure viewers aren’t scared off.

  • Give pets to a friend to keep an eye on during viewings
  • Try and remove any pet hair off soft furnishings and floors
  • Deodorise your home to remove any pet smells

Sell your Home

If you would like advice about selling your home or would like to list your property for sale, give us a call on 01403 272022 or visit our estate agents at 2-6 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HL.

Posted on: 5 September 2018


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