Top tips for selling your home this spring

April 20, 2016

Spring time is traditionally a busy time for house sales. With plenty of homes on the market at this time of year, you want to make sure your home stands out from the crowd. Here are some top tips for selling your home this spring:

Kerb appeal matters

Many buyers know within a few minutes if the property they are viewing could be ‘the one’. Buyers can get a feel for property, so you want to make sure you make the best possible first impression. This means ensuring the outside of your home is stylish, welcoming and attractive.

Ways to make the outside of your home instantly more attractive include:

•             Trimming trees, bushes and hedges

•             Pressure washing paths and driveways

•             Painting and cleaning the front door

•             Adding a touch of colour with flowers

Create more space

One of the most important aspects a buyer is looking for when buying a home is space. This means you need to declutter and tidy your property the best you can. You should look to allow as much natural light into your home as possible too. Adding mirrors is another top tip in creating the impression of more space.


Carry out repairs now

What homeowner doesn’t have a list of DIY chores to carry out? If you are looking to sell your home, you need to take care of these tasks before you have photographs taken of your property or invite potential buyers to view. If you have the time and experience to carry out this work yourself, do so, if you don’t have the time or skills, hire a professional.

Price it properly

Modern property buyers are savvy, and they’ll take the time to evaluate what similar properties are selling for. This means overpricing your property can stall your attempts to sell quickly. Even if you find a buyer willing to pay your price, the mortgage valuer may not agree, and they could advise the buyer not to proceed at your price.

Work with the experts

No matter what you do in life, there is a lot to be said for working with the experts. To present, promote and sell your home effectively, calling on the professionals makes sense.  Property specialists understand how to sell homes so gain valuable advice from them from the start.

If you haven’t got your property on the market yet but are considering selling (or just want to be nosey) try out our Free, instant online sales valuation to find out how much your property could be worth.


Northwood is an established, well respected estate agent and the leading supplier of Guaranteed Rent With offices throughout the country we have thousands of potential buyers and tenants looking to move.

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