A guide to presenting your home for a viewing

Once you have some booked in some viewings of your property, it is now time to think about how you present it.

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions count. A potential buyer will be creating an image of your property in their head, imagining themselves within those four walls. Have a look at our quick tips to help you maximise your chance of selling as quickly as possible.

Presenting your home effectively


Try and avoid decorating your home with strong colours or in a distinctive individual style. A simple natural shade of a fresh coat of paint or new tiling can do wonders to smarten up your property.

  • Re-arrange furniture to maximise the space you have in your property
  • Use mirrors to enhance small areas or spaces which lack good natural light
  • Give that carpet a professional clean to get rid of dust and leave it looking brighter

Reception room

De-cluttering is a simple task which can make all the difference. Having too many personal possessions on display prevents potential buyers from seeing your home as their own home.

  • Tuck away all the toys and wires that may be lying around
  • Make sure curtains are open
  • Remove personal photos where possible - buyers should be able to see the property as their own, not yours


Take as many things off floor and work surfaces as possible - more visible space can make your home feel spacious and inviting.

  • Avoid displaying cleaning products on window sills and leaving dishes in the sink
  • Wipe down your kitchen surfaces, sink area and cupboards


Simple touches such as ensuring beds are well made, pillows and cushions are plumped will give your home extra appeal.

  • Remove clothes and shoes and ensure wardrobes are properly closed
  • Clear away grooming products and open up curtains/blinds fully


The bathroom, like any other rooms should be spotless- ensure products are not on display.

  • Tidy away the toothpaste and deodorant
  • Make sure the floor, shower door and bath are sparkly clean
  • Empty bins
  • Make sure the toilet seat is down


Create a good first impression from the outside of your home. It is the first step to catching the buyer’s attention.

  • Consider tidying up the front garden as that is the first thing buyers will see
  • Consider planter or hanging baskets to make your home entrance more welcoming
  • Remove waste bins


The appearance of the garden and any outside space is as important as the inside of your home for securing a sale.

  • Cut down overgrown shrubs and grass, mow the lawn if possible
  • Put away toys, bikes and garden equipment


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