Top Tips to Make Your Home Sell Quickly

In our experience, a few small cosmetic improvements can have a big impact on the way buyers react to your home. As well as potentially getting more money, a little effort can make all the difference in terms of attracting buyers – particularly in a very competitive market, or if you need to sell quickly.
So here are some top tips that we here at Squire Estates think you may find useful…



Kerb Appeal

Research shows that those arriving at a property to view it will have made their decision within 15 seconds so first impressions really count!

  • Keep the front door of your home clean and in good condition
  • Add attractive door furniture
  • Make sure door bells work
  • Remove any litter outside the property you are selling and clear the path to your door
  • Trim hedges, repair fences and remove any dead pot plants
Window with curtains

Light & Windows

Let there be light – it’s one of the main assets when selling any property.
1. Emphasise natural light where possible by:

  • Drawing back curtains to allow maximum light to enter
  • Keeping windows of the property clean and window-sills uncluttered
  • Removing old net curtains

2. Create an inviting look by:

  • Using side lights for a softer, warmer effect
  • Ensuring all light bulbs are working


Try and keep rooms throughout the property well-ventilated while avoiding air-fresheners.
It’s particularly important in bathrooms, basement flats and vacant properties.

  • Keep it Clean

When selling a property, it is vital to clean it regularly. It only takes a short time for dust and dirt to collect on surfaces and window-sills.

  • Keep it Tidy & De-clutter

Keeping your property tidy and clutter free is very important when selling. Experts say that if you remove approximately a third of your belongings from a property (particularly large items such as unnecessary armchairs and chests of drawers) then your home will appear larger inside and be more appealing to buyers.

  • Keep it Furnished

If your house is vacant, it’s a good idea to leave some furniture in it for viewings to show how the property can be lived in.

  • Keep the Temperature Right

You can increase your property’s appeal and sell it faster by keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer. Light a fire if you have one and if your property is empty, set the heating so it comes on at regular intervals during winter.


Communal Space

These areas can be troublesome, so make sure you keep them tidy when trying to sell the property. Clear away junk mail and store letters or magazines neatly. Keep communal areas clean as they are the first and last areas any buyer sees.



A little tidiness goes a long way in the garden of a property. Keep hedges trimmed and lawns mown. A well-stocked garden has more appeal than one with few plants.
For more information on preparing your property for sale or rental contact [email protected] or call us on 01442 233533.