Top Tips on Preparing your property for sale

Our Top Tips on preparing your property for sale are some very easy ways to prepare your property before it goes on the market. The following tips ideally should be implemented before an Estate Agent carries out an evaluation on your property.


Starting with the outside of your property, where applicable, curb appeal is so important and even if you don't have external space or a driveway, a communal corridor or shared corridor can still be reviewed prior to a market appraisal or viewing.

  • Cut the grass – it’s an instant face lift for the garden

  • Remove Rubbish – take garden/domestic rubbish to the tip

  • Reposition waste bins - where possible move the waste bins to the rear of the property or tidy up the bin store area

  • Weed flower beds, tidy up paths

  • Clean windows and window frames

  • Clean or Paint the front door

  • Is your front door number sign visible

  • Ensure the front door bell works

  • Smarten up wooden fences and give them a lick of paint

  • Trim any hedges or overgrown bushes

  • Clear gutters of leaves/weeds and fix any loose pipes

  • Pick up any dog poo and pack away any bikes or kids toys

  • Check for any loose paving slabs, add shingle or gravel where needed

  • Check outside lights work and are clean

  • Place down a new Welcome Front Door Mat

  • Check for porch cobwebs and give everything a scrub


  • Clean all windows and window frames

  • Remove any net curtains or broken blinds

  • Shampoo carpets – hire a DIY machine or call in professionals

  • Paint walls and ceilings with a neutral colour – particularly the ‘dirtiest’ walls/rooms

  • Repair leaky taps – clean shower traps, deodorise sink/bath wastes

  • Clean your toilet(s) – keep the lid down for photos and viewings

  • Lift any bathroom rugs

  • Tidy kitchen/bathroom cupboards – they will be looked in

  • Dust bulbs and light-fittings – they will look brighter and better.

  • Pack away excessive collections of… anything

  • Deep clean kitchen floors and worktops – remove tea stains/grime.

  • Ensure kitchen counters are clear

  • Put away any drying clothes and tidy laundry rooms

  • Have kid put all toys away and make beds

  • Re-seal sinks/worktops/tiles/bath/showers – new sealant = clean.

  • Turn on all lights and lamps in rooms

If you feel the top tips are a bit daunting or you simply don't have time to carry out a full assessment of your property and then carry out the jobs required please get in touch with us to book a free telephone consultation.

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