Potential buyers and tenants form an opinion within the first 15 seconds of the viewing.

Here's what we would recommend as a “to do” list before viewings take place, if you'd like some free advice, feel free to get in touch.

Declutter – but don't depersonalise

Remove excess items and store out of sight or give to a friend or relative. People want to envisage themselves living in your property therefore it’s crucial to maximise perceived living space. Also consider removing any large items of furniture that makes a room feel small by replacing with smaller furniture.

A fresh lick of paint

Giving your walls a fresh lick of paint with neutral colours will make your property seem lighter and bigger. It will allow prospective buyers to easily imagine how a room can be adapted to their own tastes and create a very good first impression.

Fix and clean

Make good any minor repairs such as broken lights, holes in walls, broken door knobs, cracked tiles, torn or threadbare carpets. Deep clean your property and get rid of lime scale and tile grout. Hang up fresh towels. Tidy up the garden, cut bushes back, clean the patio, outside furniture and ensure you cut your lawn.

Light and airy

Wall mirrors make a room look larger and lighter. Consider putting some up, especially in smaller rooms or hallways. Clean the windows inside and out and replace any broken light bulbs. Making your home feel light and airy will make rooms feel bigger.


Ensure that the temperature within your property is comfortable for prospective buyers when they view. If the property is empty, set your heating/cooling system accordingly.

Smells, odours and (even) allergies

Avoid there being strong smells of cooking, cigarette smoke or pet related odours during viewings. If your pet malts, then give your property a quick vac to pick up any loose hairs.

Check out your competition

Your viewers are going to be comparing your property with others that are on the market, so why don't you get ahead of them? 

We highly recommend that you go online, and have a look at all the similar properties within a mile or so of yours. Once you know what your viewers might also be seeing, you can make sure that your property is the best one they will see and fundamentally, the one they remember. 

We're always on hand and happy to give advice if you need.  

Finishing touches

Fill vases with flowers or some pretty foliage from the garden, plump up your cushions and (if you have them) rotate your diffuser reeds. 

By making sure your viewers feel like VIPs and they have the best viewing experience, they will be sure to make you an offer.

Don't worry, we're here to help!

If you're thinking of selling or letting your property, and want some free advice on 

how to present your home in order to achieve the best possible price - we'd love to help. 

Just give us a call on 01276 491 740 or just send us a message below. 

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