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As the days start to get brighter and the weather begins to warm up, you might be a bit more eager to leave the comfort of your living room and really set your mind onto moving home.

Even if you’re ready to start the big move, the important question to ask yourself is whether your home is ready too.

Before you even consider putting it on the market, ensuring that your home is ready for sale is essential. As well as potentially boosting its value, it also gets those little niggles and alterations out of the way, so you don’t have to deal with them at the last minute.

With days getting longer and more buyers on the lookout for property, spring is the ideal time to prep your home and make sure it sells for the best price.

First impressions

The first thing people see when they approach your property is the exterior. Whether this is a hedge, fence or trampled flower bed, the outside of your home might be something you’ve neglected, yet can turn off a buyer completely. Don’t think you need to hire Alan Titchmarsh; de-weeding a lawn or giving a gate a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference.

It’s a fix

If there are any light fixtures that need changing or broken tiles in the conservatory, now is the perfect time to get these little jobs taken care of. Leaving these things can give buyers the impression that there might be bigger issues with the property that have been ignored.

Clean up your act

This is one of the most important tips to abide by. Making sure everything sparkles can really make your home feel like new, regardless of what the interior looks like. Ensure windows and mirrors are glistening to bring in as much natural light as possible.

Don’t compromise, neutralise

When you’re selling your home, it’s always good to bear your target audience in mind. You’re staging it for buyers, not for yourself. Pack away any clutter or anything too personal to provide buyers with a blank canvas. If you have the opportunity, it’s also good to give your home a fresh coat of paint in a neutral tone. As well as disguising any marks or unsightly colour choices, this will allow buyers to easily project their tastes into your home.

Let there be light

A good amount of space is often near the top of a buyer’s priority list when they’re searching for a new home. Introducing mirrors and neutral colours can give the illusion of space, even if your home is more modest in size.

It’s all in the definition

As well as giving buyers ideas on how they can make the most out of the space, defining each room can present them with a lifestyle, as well as demonstrating how their own life can fit within the walls.

After preparing your home for sale, getting the right conveyancers can ensure you sell your home at the best price. If you would like to know more about our services, please call free 0808 1685 643 or email us at