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The 7 most important things to do before you put your house on the market! 
 
When it comes time to put your house on the market, there are several important steps that you need to take in order to ensure a successful sale. 
 
These include doing some basic maintenance and repairs, staging the property to make it more attractive to buyers, creating an appealing online listing with plenty of high-quality photos, and pricing your house competitively.  
 
Additionally, you will want to get your house valued by an estate agent in order to identify any potential issues that could negatively impact the sale price.  
 
Overall, following these simple steps before putting your house up for sale can help you generate more interest from potential buyers and optimise your chances for a successful transaction. 
 
So if you are looking to sell your house, be sure to follow these 7 critical steps in order to ensure a smooth and profitable sale. 
 
 
 
1. 
Look at the property through a viewers eyes..... 
 
When it comes time to put your house on the market, one of the most important things you can do is look at your property through a viewer’s eyes.  
This means taking a step back and objectively assessing your home’s condition, both inside and out.  
Are there any obvious signs of wear and tear that need to be addressed?  
Are there any minor repairs that should be made in order to improve the property’s overall appearance? Additionally, you will want to make sure that the outside of your home is clean and well maintained. 
 
 
 
2. 
Clean, jetwash, mow and weed all external areas..... 
 
Once you have assessed your property’s condition, the next step is to clean, jetwash, mow and weed all of the external areas.  
This includes the front and back gardens, the driveway, and any other areas that potential buyers will see when they come to view the property.  
Keeping the exterior of your house clean and tidy is essential for creating a positive first impression with potential buyers, as it will help to make your property look more attractive and well cared for. 
 
 
 
3. 
Refresh paintwork in heavy footfall areas..... 
 
Another important step to take before putting your house on the market is to refresh the paintwork in any areas that experience heavy footfall.  
This includes replacing any worn or chipped paint in the bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways.  
By keeping these areas well maintained and updated, you can help to create a more inviting and appealing space for potential buyers. 
 
 
 
4. 
Have carpets professionally cleaned or possibly replaced..... 
 
In addition to updating the paintwork, you will also want to invest in professional carpet cleaning or possibly replacing old carpets altogether. This is particularly important if your carpets are stained or significantly worn. Buyers will often pay close attention to the condition of the flooring when viewing a property, so it is important to make sure that it is in good condition. 
 
 
 
5. 
Thoroughly clean and re-seal the bathroom, and replace any broken pieces in the bathroom..... 
 
Along with the carpets, buyers will often pay close attention to the condition of the bathroom and other high-traffic areas.  
As such, it is important to make sure that these areas are thoroughly cleaned and free of any mold or mildew. 
Additionally, you will want to re-seal the bathroom to prevent any water damage, and replace any broken or chipped tiles.  
Also take note of any broken pieces on the bathroom suite itself, such as the toilet, sink, and the bath panel, so that you can replace them if necessary. 
 
 
 
6. 
De-Clutter..... 
 
Another important step to take before putting your house on the market is to de-clutter. This means removing any unnecessary furniture, knick-knacks, and other items from the property. 
Not only will this help to make your home look more spacious and inviting, but it will also make it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the space. Additionally, de-cluttering is a great opportunity to get rid of any items that you no longer need or use, so that you can declutter your life as well as your home. 
 
 
 
7. 
Check for any shared access, confirm your bondaries, make sure you have all necessary building regulations and planning permissions in place, SORT OUT YOUR RED TAPE..... 
 
If your property is subject to any shared access, it is important to check that all of the necessary agreements are in place.  
This includes confirming your boundaries and making sure that you have all of the necessary building regulations and planning permissions in place. By taking these steps, you can help to avoid any potential problems that could arise during the sale process. 
Additionally, it is also a good idea to sort out any red tape that may be associated with your property, such as sorting out your mortgage and title deeds. By doing this, you can help to make the selling process run more smoothly. 
 
 
 
The tips in this article provide a checklist of things to do before putting your house on the market. 
By following these tips, you can help to create a more appealing and inviting space for potential buyers. Additionally, by taking care of any necessary repairs and updates, you can avoid any potential problems that could arise during the sale process.  
Finally, by decluttering your home and sorting out any red tape, you can help to make the selling process run more smoothly. By taking these steps, you can help to increase your chances of successfully selling your home. 
 
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