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First Impressions Count When Selling Your Home

Updated: Feb 7

First impressions count when selling your home. Here are 5 tips to help you make the best impression.


First impressions count
Tidy Bedroom

1) Declutter and tidy

Get rid of all the excess stuff that has accumulated in every nook and cranny. Put it in storage, sell it, give it away or bin it. Potential buyers will open up cupboards while viewing a house so when decluttering it is important not to shove everything in them!

2) A fresh lick of paint

Giving your walls a fresh lick of neutral paint will make your home seem lighter and bigger. It will allow potential buyers to easily imagine how they could adapt the rooms to meet their needs.


Painting the walls is a great cheap way of getting your home ready for sale
Preparing your home for sale

3) Fix and clean

Make any minor repairs necessary – holes in walls, broken door handles, cracked tiles, torn or threadbare carpets. Many buyers want to move in without making changes, so clean everything until it sparkles.

4) Presentation

Show your house in the best possible light by opening blinds allowing natural light to come in and remember to turn on lights in the darker corners. Dress windows with blinds or curtains and flowers also bring colour and life to your home.



Selling a house to a young couple
Home viewing


5) Stand back


Let your agent complete your viewings, not only is it stressful for the sellers but it can also make potential buyers feel uncomfortable when the owners are in the house at the time of the viewing.


Thinking of selling? Get in touch with Arthur King today on 01443 217782 or click here for a free home evaluation.


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