Top tips to sell your home fast

Selling your home can be a minefield, it can often take a lot more time than expected.

To speed up the process we asked some industry experts for their top tips to help you sell your home fast:

Kerb appeal

Potential buyers form an impression within seconds of seeing your property. To make a good impression, it’s important to give your home kerb appeal so paint the front door, tidy the garden and get out the hanging baskets.


Buyers need to picture themselves living in your property and it can be hard to see through walls and walls of family photos so de-clutter and try to make the place as neutral as possible.

Create an atmosphere

It’s a cliché but nice smells like freshly baked bread and flowers on display can make a big difference to making your home stand apart from others.

Animals and viewings don’t mix

Make sure pets are elsewhere and out of the way during viewings and that you have got rid of the cat litter tray.

Listen to your agent

It’s an estate agent’s job to give honest and impartial advice so take this on board when preparing your home for sale and chances are you’ll find a buyer in no time.

Instruct the right agent

Choose the agent that does the most business in that particular location.

Don’t be greedy

Ask a price that will entice interest.

Keep the place looking its best

Obvious? It’s amazing how many people present their properties badly

Instruct a good solicitor

Engage with a good solicitor, even prior to agreeing a sale.

Have all your paperwork to hand

Planning permissions, building regulations, insurance etc.


Market for a competitive to low guide price to create a competitive frenzy to let the property find its own value

Open house

Hold an open house as above to create that frenzy (mini auction)

Utilise all tools at your / agents disposal

Professional photography, audio tours, enhanced internet marketing to stand out from the crowd online and to increase your click through rate.

Keep an eye on the competition by signing up to instant alerts to be the first in the queue when a property hits Rightmove.

Home staging

Stage your house for the viewing day by de–cluttering, opening curtains and switching on lights moving cars off the drive, mowing lawns and tending to the frontage as first impressions count.

Be accommodating at viewings

Be as accommodating as possible with viewings particularly on the open house by going out and leaving your agent to it.

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