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How to prepare your home for sale

If you are looking for some top tips this autumn on how to prepare your home to sell then you are in the right place. Discover some helpful advice and information from London’s leading local Estate Agent DABORACONWAY.

Top tips: how to present your home to sell

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything. The way you present your property can significantly impact its appeal to potential buyers. We dive into five top tips that will help you showcase your home in its best light and increase your chances of a successful sale. 

1. Clean your home the best you can

It might be hard work to keep your home clean and tidy with endless viewings, but it will be really worth it in the end. If you have to invest in extra help to keep your property as clean and tidy as possible until you know you have a reliable buyer!

2. Make your home smell and feel great

In autumn people do spend more time at home, the evenings are drawing in, it gets colder. So make your home appeal to buyers by seeming to be a cosy and warm place to stay in for the evening. Bake the bread, switch the light bulbs to dimmer warmers lights, even decorate the living rooms in warmer cosy colours. A must-do is to eliminate any bad smells, including pets, damp, cigarette smoke, bins or drains.

3. Fix anything broken and declutter the mess

Buyers will notice anything broken or looks like it's unfinished or messy, it’s really worth spending the time on maintaining your home. Even if it’s a squeaky floorboard or door hinge. You will want to avoid potential buyers negotiating on price because there are so many things to fix up. Most homebuyers love to imagine living in your home, but if it’s full of clutter and not enough storage, or too many personal items, this may put them off making an offer altogether.

4. Make colours neutral

Getting your home ready to sell this autumn could be a great time to consider re-decorating your rooms in a more neutral colour scheme. Make sure you appeal to homebuyers with a blank canvas, with bright colours that may be considered too personal and most people prefer to put their own stamp on a place.

5. Sell each room

If you have a 4 bed home to sell, make sure you are selling 4 bedrooms, define every single room, especially the bedrooms. It may sound totally obvious, place the right furniture in those rooms, if it’s currently being used as a study, turn it back into a bedroom! According to, many industry experts, having more bedrooms can add value to your home

One of the most important factors when preparing to sell your home is to make sure the condition is good enough to sell. You want to avoid any reason why a potential buyer may want to bargain on price. It’s truly a myth that you need to spend thousands on re-decoration and maintenance. Most home-buyers will decide fairly quickly if your property is in the potential running for an offer. Discover some important questions to ask potential homebuyers

Estate Agent top tip

Our top tip is to have a good look at the other homes for sale near you, this is your competition! Explore how they are presenting for sale. What are they doing better? And, ask yourself why their selling price may be more. 

It's vital that you understand the home buying process, from how long it takes to sell or buy, and any contractual issues. Explore some official guidance on buying and selling a home

Get the best price for your home

If you need help with negotiating the best sale price or attracting a reliable buyer call us today! DABORACONWAY Estate Agents are local property experts near you. Make a property valuation request and find out what your home is worth. 


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Posted on: 15 September 2023


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