Tips on preparing your home for house viewings

Selling your house can be stressful, so it’s crucial to know the full potential of your property. By making the best impression for each viewing it will help shorten the process. Follow these simple tips and tricks for getting house viewing ready! 


Curb appeal


First impressions count, and often set the tone for the rest of the viewing. As soon as a potential buyer pulls up, they are looking at how the house presents itself, so make sure it’s looking its best. We recommend any external elements such as garden gates, plant pots, your front door and garden hedges are presented looking their best. These little changes will enhance the experience of the viewing, and can often help eliminate any negative opinions they may have of the inside too. 


A new paint job


This may come as a surprise, but guests in your house can notice things that you have become blind to, especially when they’re considering buying your house! A fresh lick of paint here or there can make the world of difference. Paint colour is a personal choice, but remember that warm white walls can brighten and make a room look bigger, and feature walls can attract interest. Hallways often get scuffed over time, so don’t forget to top the paintwork there too! 


Light it up!


Although you want guests to be able to see your house properly, overhead lighting can be harsh and clinical. Warm lamps and fairy lights are a perfect way to make your house cosy and inviting- exactly what buyers want! Don’t forget to crack a window open here or there and maybe buy a few plug in air fresheners to eliminate any pet or cooking smells that can put people off. 


Decorate with décor 


No one wants to step into an empty house with no character or personality, so it’s always a great idea to add some décor to help sell the dream and add a finishing touch! Why not add some fresh flowers to your dining room table? Pop a nice plant in your living room? Hang a few colourful prints on the walls? 


These changes may seem small, but it is proven they can have a big impact when selling your property. If you’re thinking of selling your home or have any questions, head down to our city centre branch today to arrange a free, no obligation valuation! 

Published on: 13 Jun 2022