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Frequently Asked Questions
Should i replace my kitchen before selling?
This is only worth doing if your kitchen to unusable.
What do buyers want?
It's not rocket science, buyers want a tidy, well-ordered house,
filled with light, space & storage.
What's the best month to sell my house?
If you want to sell quickly, March is the best month to come to
The 7 tips below show you how create (what our US cousins like to
call) ‘kerb appeal’.
We simply call it ‘a good first impression’.
Tip #1 Make sure your front door looks it’s best!
A front door should be an impressive and strong object.
It should also be in mint condition, after all, buyers will come
nose to nose with it.
Jobs to consider if needed:
- Repaint in a conservative colour (black, blue, white, red or
- Polish all knobs and knockers or replace if dated.
- Make sure your doorbell works and doesn’t look like it could give
an electric shock.
Tip #2 Freshen-up the exterior!
If the exterior of your property is looking a little tired, these4
simple jobs will improve your chances of a quick property sale:
- Sand back and make good any peeled paintwork around window &
- Wash down windows to remove pollution grim.
- Repaint the exterior (especially if it’s white).
- Replace any broken roof tiles.
- Scrub away any build-up of moss around drains (a sure sign to
surveyors that there is a drainage problem to tell the buyer’s
mortgage lender about).
Finally, make sure you can clearly see your house number from the
Tip #3 Tidy-up your garden
Basic maintenance is all that’s needed so consider:
- Mowing the lawn
- Clipping back and neatening any hedges
- Keeping the flowerbeds, driveways and paths weed free
- Removing any plants that have died
- Keeping your front garden clear of any dead leaves
Tip #4 Clear outdoor clutter
If you have a driveway, the only thing on show should be a clean
Anything else will just detract from the good impression your
Remove from sight:
- Children’s toys and bikes
- Dustbins and other rubbish
- Hose, tools, lawnmower etc.
- Any projects you may be working on
Tip #5 Keep boundaries well maintained
- Check and make sure that any fences, gates, railings or outside
walls are in good repair.
- They may seem like minor points but it will definitely be worth
your while repainting, re-staining or replacing anything that looks
a bit beaten-up.
Tip #6 Know which way your garden faces
- Because they get the most sun, a south or southwest facing garden
is a selling point.
- When buyers ask, make sure you can tell them which way yours faces.
Tip #7 Know that usable outdoor space adds value!
Whether it’s a roof terrace, patio or full-blown garden, make the
most of whatever you’ve got.
Creating a simple seating area is usually all it takes to show the
potential for entertaining or relaxing outdoors.
- Buying table and chairs from the garden centre to demonstrate
alfresco” dinning potential
- Leave out sun lounges if you’re selling in the summer
- Install bamboo screens, trellising or planting if the space lacks
privacy from neighbours
- Using pot plants, window boxes and hanging baskets to make bare
outdoor spaces more colourful and interesting
- Using gravel or small stones to make easy to maintain, good-looking
Lots of buyers ‘drive-by’ property to check it’s worth their while
booking a proper viewing appointment.
Don’t give them the chance to form the wrong 1st impression or
worse (just drive away) keep the outside neat and tidy.
A well-presented hallway sets the tone of a house.
It’s where buyers form their first and last impression of