The property market is heating up, and it’s time to get your home ready for sale. Many people have decided to sell up and move house after spending almost two years at home in the pandemic. You can have a fresh start with a new area and property to discover. But first, you need to prepare your current home for sale to get the best price possible.

A competitive price and fantastic presentation are the key to a fast sale. You need to put in a little extra work to get your home market-ready. You could add up to 20% in value by renovating the garden or adding a loft extension. You need to invest in your property to make more money.

You can also do some smaller touch-ups on your home to add a little extra sparkle. Here are a few ways to make your house look its best on the property market.

Do a deep clean

A deep clean can transform your property. Clean the areas you usually forget about – such as behind your bed, on top of the cupboards and around the skirting boards. A deep clean will give your home a new lease of life. Just make sure to watch out for anything that is broken or damaged on your way around. You should replace these pieces before your house is valued.


Go through your belongings and declutter. You could remove a few ornaments and trinkets from your shelving for a more minimalist look. Remove old magazines and unopened letters from your kitchen counter, and add a stunning candle instead. Try to make your home look less personal and lived in. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in the property instead of admiring your family photos.

Showcase the storage in your property –from a fitted sliding wardrobe to a cupboard under the stairs.

Redecorate with neutral colours

You might need to redecorate your property if it’s starting to look a little outdated. Paint the walls in a fresh neutral tone to brighten up the space with a modern style. Or, you can keep your original décor if it’s modern and in good condition.

Eliminate bad odours

No one wants to buy a house that smells bad. You need to identify the source of any bad odours and remove it immediately. You might have a damp patch that leaves an unpleasant smell around the house. Open the windows and look into fixing the damp problem. Light a few scented candles around the house to fill it with a cosy aroma.

Clean up the garden

Your garden needs to make a good first impression. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes and remove any rubbish from the area.

You can increase the value of your property with a few simple changes.