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How to prepare your home for sale Posted: 8th December 2022

How to prepare your home for sale

With more prospective buyers taking to social media and estate agent websites to find their new dream home, the marketing materials which you have prepared for your online listing are more essential than ever.

From photographs to video tour, this is the most likely way that you will attract buyers to your property and thereafter conduct viewings.

Obviously market conditions will play a role in how quickly your home will sell, as well as the asking price. However, in this blog post we highlight our top suggestions for what you can do to ensure your home looks at its best.

By carrying out these small steps, it is our hope that we will be helping you to sell your house quickly and at the best price possible.


decluttering your home to attract pottential buyers


Declutter and depersonalise to sell your home

Firstly, begin with decluttering and depersonalising your home, removing all unnecessary bulky furniture and accessories. This will not only create extra room, but also neutralise the setting.

The benefit of this? Buyers often have a poor sense of imagination, so by seeing a home in a relatively clean slate, they can more easily envision themselves living there.


Light coming in from window of the property


Improve lighting and create focal points within your home

Once the space has been cleared, you can then re-evaluate the lighting within your home.

Natural lighting is generally the preference for most buyers, but higher voltage bulbs, wider lampshades or the addition of table/ floor lamps for darker spaces are great if this isn’t an option for you.

And, once lighting is optimised, you should create focal points within each room. These should act as a guide for potential buyers, drawing them in to their room, and directing their attention throughout your home.

Your focal point should be something you want to draw visual attention to, such as a feature wall or fireplace.


Flowers outside cottage to make good impression for sale


Showcase storage solutions and enhance kerb appeal for your home


Storage solutions

Storage options are also a great feature to highlight. Reason being, potential buyers need to be reassured they have somewhere to put all their possessions, if they choose to purchase your home.

We recommend clearing cupboard spaces to a minimum for viewings, allowing visitors to see the full capacity of each area.


Kerb appeal

And finally, the last thing to evaluate is the outside of your property and it’s kerb appeal. To make your home stand out and sell faster, you need to make sure it stands out from the next property in the local area.

Whether it’s a fresh lick of paint, a front door replacement or just some fresh flowers,


Selling house tips blog post for a quick house sale at a reasonable price


And there you have it, some of our top tips for home sellers on how to attract potential buyers, achieve a quick house sale and also hopefully a higher sale price.


Sell your own property with a good estate agent in Glasgow


Looking to sell your home?

Nicol are local estate agents with over 10 years experience. Based in both Newton Mearns and Clarkston, we know Glasgow and its surrounding areas like the back of our hand.

Our teams are experts in their field, with a proven track record for success, meaning they can provide a free valuation that they can deliver on.

Whether you’re ready to sell, or are just curious and considering selling at a later date, contact us today by emailing [email protected] or phone 0141 616 3960.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.