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3. DIY AND SNAGGING Fix any tired woodwork, chipped paint and tiles. Get that dripping tap fi xed and tighten any loose cupboard doors. Clean any grubby grouting and re do any sealant if it is beyond cleaning. Replace broken light bulbs and oil any squeaky stiff doors. 4. CLUTTER Declutter, declutter and declutter! Some property savvy buyers can look beyond this and still visualise any potential that your home may hold but the majority of buyers do not have this ability. A cluttered home can make a room look smaller, disorganised and unappealing. 5. NEUTRAL IS THE KEY Neutral never offends or puts anyone off. In fact this gives the buyer a blank canvas to work on and can easily be painted over…..as opposed to deep red! It also gives the illusion of space and neutral colours are also timeless. 6. ACCESSORISE Have you noticed when looking in a lifestyle magazine, how beautiful and welcoming the homes look regardless of the décor being to your taste? Most of this is down to accessorising and dressing the furniture. A few matching side lamps, fragrant candles, plumped up cushion, throws and clean, fresh fl uffy towels can make all the difference. A dressed dining table and a nice bunch of fl owers would also be complementary. 7. WINDOW CLEANING One of the most important investments in your home will be to ensure all windows are clean prior to marketing. 8. YOUR AGENT IS YOUR FRIEND Ask your agent to arrive at the property 5 to 10 minutes prior to the viewing and turn on all the lights as energy saving bulbs can take several minutes to warm up and light up to their full potential. And to just do a general check for things such as curtains and blinds being open so that the house can be shown in its best light. Image credits - Shutterstock.com


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