Ready to Move? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell?


Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020

Ready to Move? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell?

When you’re moving house, we do everything we can to make the process easier. Our staff are here to provide all the support and advice you need. To find out we’ve helped other customers – see their comments here.

Before we jump into our expert advice on home improvements, there are two tips to bear in mind when thinking about how you can make the most out of the advice when it comes to your home.

·       Trust your instincts: What do you love about your home; what could the future owner love? Remembering these - or all those things you always wished you’d done - might be useful to have in mind when reading our checklist.

·       Sell your lifestyle: another way of thinking about the above. How can you elaborate aspects of your home that can inspire a buyer to want the life you’ve enjoyed in your home?

Here are FSS Property’s top tips to ensuring you can do everything possible to prepare your house for sale.

Nine Fine Ways for Home Improvement

1)   First impressions count: Does your home have kerb appeal? (learn more about kerb appeal here [link to other blog]

2)   Don’t stop there – tidy up all your outside space: make that back garden a shrine to how it can be best used.

3)   Second impressions are also important (which is why it’s, eye-catchingly, point 3): Now your buyer’s through the door, what do they see? The following points are great ways to improve their view;

4)   Clean, clean, and clean again. Whether you’re house is home to pillars of loose paper or a dizzying array of detergent bottles, it can still be smarter. Make it immaculate.

5)   Painting and lighting: the world’s a brighter place when sloshed in sunshine. Do the same to your home - Can a lick of paint and new lighting banish away some interior cloud cover?

6)   New fittings: Would new handles hold your kitchen cabinets in greater esteem; would a new tap top off your bathroom sink? Small improvements can make all the difference.

7)   Neutrality, however, is worth bearing in mind if you make these changes. You’re seeking to enhance the look of your home whilst providing a blank canvas for the future owner to scribble all their inspirations on (you might want to reconsider the placement of that thoroughly modern art…)

8)   Remove Clutter! Can you stow away anything you don’t use on a day-to-day basis?

9)   Restoring rooms to their principal use: a 3-bed house is not a 2-bed with a handy storage room. What did we say about removing that clutter!


For more info, or if you need help on your hygge or feng shui please contact us on  01423 501211