Preparing your home For Sale

Looks can make or break a sale - first impressions count so it is important to make sure your property is presented at its very best. Here are some of our tips for property photographs and sales viewings.

  • Keep your front door clean and in good condition, make sure the door bell works
  • Have the lawn mowed, trim hedges, repair fences and remove any dead pot plants
  • Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front of the house
  • Ensure all garden tools, bins and hoses are put away
  • Remove any clutter inside the home and put away toys, clothing, and dishes
  • Draw back any curtains and blinds to allow maximum light to enter
  • Replace any light bulbs that are out
  • Ensure the kitchen work surfaces are as clean and empty as possible
  • Make the beds, hoover the carpets and clean the bathrooms




For Sale Boards

For Sale boards really do work, in fact 20% of our applicants contact us as a result of seeing a Lawrence Rooney For Sale Board. So if you are serious about selling, we recommend that you let us put up a board for you.




Keep in Touch

Do not be afraid to ask for our help or for our informed opinions, from details on presenting your property to major decisions about which offer is right for you. We know our market and are ideally placed to offer impartial advice. We work on a commission basis so we always act in your best interests. Do not be surprised if we even advise you not to accept an offer It is part of our commitment to provide you with professional advice to deliver maximum benefit to you.

When buyers are looking for a new home, you want to do everything you can to show them your property's potential. Helping them to picture themselves living in your home not only means you receive better offers, but that you sell more quickly too. Here we share our top tips to prepare your home for sale:


lawrence rooneyBuyers can often struggle to see past heaps of furniture and personal items, and they can make a room look small. Consider renting some external storage space to house items until you move. But try to strike a balance - remember people often buy a lifestyle. Try and show your home at its best.


lawrence rooneyTry to step back and look at your home objectively. Right now, selling your house - and not your attachement to a particular wallpaper design - is the priority. Consider if areas can be tidied by a quick lick of paint. Don't go overboard though - it's good for property's to show some personality, rather than feel like empty white boxes. A splash of colour to one feature wall can be really effective.


lawrence rooneyBuyers will often drive past a property to rate its curb appeal before they express any interest. Tidy up the garden or driveway, clean the windows, and give the front door a spruce with some fresh paint.


lawrence rooneySmall outstanding repairs can be easy to ignore when you see them every day, but when a buyer comes to look around your property they can make the place look really tired. Look around every room in your house, make a list of quick fixes and get them sorted.