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How to Sell Your Home Quickly! Posted: 6th March 2020

Mortgage approvals are up and we have seen a marked upturn in registered buyers looking for homes in East Renfrewshire. The market is certainly turning a corner from the uncertainty we faced last year and according to the Office for National Statistics, every region in the country has seen house prices rise for the first time since February 2018.

With that in mind, here are some tips to sell your home quickly in order to benefit from the market upturn. We are members of professional body NAEA Propertymark and here we share their tips to sell your home quickly:

First impressions count

Buyers make a decision within seconds so it’s essential that your home looks the best it can be from the outside as well as the inside. Your front door is the first thing they will notice so make sure it’s smart looking, newly painted if required and the door furniture is in good order. Small touches like a stainless steel house number can make all the difference. You want your viewers to imagine their friends and family visiting your home with a good impression.

Cleanliness is key

It’s important that your home is clean, tidy and has a nice odour. In the spring months when the sun is shining dust, dirty windows and smears will be amplified. A deep clean could be a worthy investment. Make sure all curtains and upholstery are clean too – and deep clean your carpets so the whole house feels clean and fresh.

Freshen up

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, so make sure any worn tiling, flooring or cupboards are fixed up. Tidy away any clutter and replace any worn or damaged work surfaces.

Let in the light

According to NAEA, a dark room is an immediate turn-off to buyers so let the sunlight into your home (or what we can get of it here in Scotland!) by opening curtains and blinds and giving any dirty windows a scrub before listing your home.

A neutral decor

You need to ensure that any potential buyers can envisage themselves living in your property so make the space neutral and simple and present a blank slate to potential buyers. Remove anything too personal or quirky and put away letters, excess furniture or any personal items so you can maximise the sense of space.

Flower power

Fresh flowers are a great touch that will make your home seem well kept and inviting. They lift a room and create a nice fragrance to greet any viewers. These natural touches always improve the appeal of your home.

Not everyone loves pets!

You may love your cat, dog or any other furry friends, but viewers to your home may not! You may have become immune to any pet odours so air out your property and remove pets during viewings.

Finally…price your home realistically!

Make sure you use an agent that understands the market and isn’t putting your home on the market at an inflated price to obtain your business and missing your chance to make an initial impact when it is first listed. Putting the price too high is counter-productive as a home that has been listed for some time will attract low offers as you’ll be seen as languishing on the market. Many buyers won’t even look at your home if the asking price appears out of kilter with the surrounding area. We can guide you on price matters and how long your home is likely to be on the market for.


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 Estate Agent and Valuer 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.