Getting your house in order

First impressions count – especially when it comes to selling your home.

If there was any doubt about the golden rules of preparing a property for the market, a new article on the Ideal Homes website has provided a succinct summary to help.

Presenter Sarah Beeny – famous for such TV shows as Double Your House for Half the Money and Property Ladder – has listed her top tips to increase the value of a home and to sell it quickly.

They are:

  • First impressions count – spruce up the outside of your house
  • Spring clean – have a deep clean inside
  • Fix it – Repair any obvious problems, such as dripping taps
  • Eliminate clutter – be ruthless with clearing your keepsakes and junk
  • Keep it neutral – give the buyer a blank canvas

Sarah has echoed many of our own words of advice for maximising the value of your home, especially – as regular readers will know – about de-cluttering!

She says that her tips could help you add £5,000 to the value of your property. In principle, it is a good idea to make sure that your home is sparkling for its viewings yet the final sale price much will depend on local market conditions and the property itself.

This is where our friendly and professional team of experts will be able to advise on the best measures to take to make your property stand out against the crowd locally and achieve the best price possible.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more. You can also read Sarah’s top tips on the Ideal Homes website at