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Tips for getting your house ready to sell Posted: 17th July 2023

Tips for getting your house ready to sell

So you’ve made the choice to sell, had your property valued, but now it’s down to the most important element – your property marketing. A key element in any sale, this is the selling point for your home online and our way to attract potential buyers in to viewing your property, so it’s vital that it’s looking its best in both photos and video tours.

The same goes for during viewings in your home.

In this blog post we are providing some of our expert knowledge in regards to presenting your home to prospective buyers and make it look like you have hired some professional home staging help.

Interested, read on as we discuss all the single elements that contribute to your home’s appearance.


decluttering to show off your storage spaces to potential buyers

Declutter and highlight your storage space

Adequate storage can make a big difference to interest from potential buyers, especially in flats and family homes. Therefore it’s a great idea to declutter where possible and make sure viewers have the opportunity to look inside cupboards and wardrobe space, instead of asking using them to hide items from within your home.

This doesn’t necessarily mean completely empty spaces, but enough to help them visualise if their possessions will all fit.

Also make sure to remove personal items, such as family pictures, that you don’t want to feature in marketing material or at viewings.


Tidy your home before getting marketing photos for your house sale

Deep clean

It goes without saying, if you’re looking to prepare your home properly for a house sale, a deep clean is essential. Unsightly features such as grime in bathrooms or an unclean oven can really make a huge difference to a potential buyer and their perceived value of your home.

This means to get your home to sell and to potentially earn more money, it really is worth spending the time.

You may even go as far as to apply a fresh lick of paint in areas of your home and carrying out simple repairs across your property.


get rid of unsightly smells in your home to generate more interest during a house sale

Be conscious of smells within your home

You may become familiar with smells within your home, but remember with any buyers you are looking to make the best first impression and present your home in the best light.

We’re not going as far to say that you have to have your home smelling of fresh bread, but if you have pets remove items such as beds and litter trays.

It can also be beneficial to keep open windows where the weather permits.

Quick ways to introduce inviting and long lasting scents in to your home include candles and incense sticks.

Click here for our blog on the best scents for selling your home.


improve curb appeal when looking to sell your house quickly

Work on your kerb appeal

And finally, if you’re selling a house or ground floor flat with garden space, then kerb appeal is also something to consider when putting your home for sale.

Remove weeds for driveways and paving, lay out some fresh flowers and make sure grass is freshly cut – these can all make the difference to your home and can also help it to sell quickly.

Also make sure to give your front door a quick wipe down with some soap and warm water.


find the best local estate agent for your home and achieve a higher sale price

Looking for a local estate agent to sell your home with?

Specialists in East Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas in Glasgow, Nicol Estate Agents have proven expertise and over 100+ years combined experience as a team. Rated 4.9 out of 5 by our previous clients on Google, with Nicol you are in safe hands.

To get in touch and arrange a no obligation valuation of your property, please phone 0141 616 3960 or e-mail [email protected].uk

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.