While there’s a lot of random chance and luck that goes into selling a house, there are a few things you can do to tweak any property and make sure it looks its best for a viewing weekend…

Roll out the (new) welcome mat

A good looking, new welcome mat spruces up any property and makes it look welcoming and cared for.

First impressions matter

The first room your prospective buyers will come through is your foyer or entrance hall.

A few little décor tricks (even a vase of fresh flowers) to make this area enticing helps form the best possible first impression.

Tweak your furnishings

The layout of big furniture pieces can really affect how good (and spacious) a room looks. Don’t be afraid to tweak your room layouts to make each room look its best, without the need to spend a lot of money.

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Keep gender out of your rooms

While you probably aren’t going to overhaul your daughter or son’s room just for the showing, the more gender neutral you can make rooms appear, the more likely they are to appeal to a wide range of buyers – they’ll be better able to ‘see’ their own family in the house, rather than yours.

Getting a house ready for sale is an art, but a few simple tweaks can help it look its best to the prospective buyers, and help you sell quickly.