Advance preparation

Our job is helping you to achieve the right value for your property and that includes preparing it for viewings. Make a start with the jobs listed below, a few weeks before putting your house on the market, so that your house is prepared for the photography and to avoid last-minute panics at what can already be a stressful time. Then you can, contact us to arrange a free valuation.

Exterior tidy

Make sure the exterior of the property is free from rubbish and the garden is tidy with mown lawns, trimmed hedges and a weed-free approach.


Paint grubby walls, or those in dark or unusual colours, in light, neutral shades.


Remove extra furniture and put it in the garage (or into storage) to make the rooms appear bigger.


Attend to repairs such as broken drawer handles, cupboard doors hanging off their hinges, and missing bathroom or kitchen tiles. Replace any burnt out light bulbs. Remember that soft up-lighting is more flattering than a harsh ceiling light. Check the plumbing, windows, curtains, and blinds. They should be clean, unbroken, secure, and operate properly.