Get ready to sell checklist

1.Declutter: Start by decluttering your home. Remove personal items, excess furniture and anything that might distract potential buyers.

2. Take Advice from your Estate Agent: Listen to what your Estate Agent has to say when he visits for the Market Appraisal or marketing meeting. This helps you identify any issues in advance and take action to remedy them, giving those who view your home more confidence.

3. Curb Appeal: You only get one chance to make a first impression! Make your front garden, path and front door as appealing as possible.

4. Repairs and Maintenance: Fix any glaring issues, such as leaking taps, broken or damaged roof tiles or peeling paint. This will all help to give viewers more confidence in your home.

5. Fresh Paint: Neutral décor can make your home look brighter, cleaner and more appealing.

6. Staging: Research the best ways to stage your home in the right way to maximise space, light, furniture and décor for the rooms in your home.

8. Set the Right Price: Do your own research and listen to your agent about price. An overpriced property can deter buyers.

9. Marketing: Work with your estate agent assist with the marketing plan. Provide important and interesting information that can help sell your home.

10. Legal and Financial Preparation: Make sure you have the documents for your property to hand, ready to be sent to your solicitor or Estate Agent should they be required. Ensure important information such as your EPC, Gas Safety Certificate and boiler service information are available.

11. Be Flexible: Be prepared to accommodate viewings and open houses. Flexibility can really speed up the selling process.

12. Clean Thoroughly: Before viewings, make sure your home is spotless. Pay extra attention to kitchens and bathrooms.