Selling checklist

Here is a quick overview of some of the many things you can do to get your home ready for sale.

  • Fix up the garden.
  • Clean the exterior of the house.
  • Fix anything that is broken.
  • Change all light globes.
  • Unclutter the house.
  • Clean windows until they sparkle.
  • Add a lick of paint to spruce up dull walls and surfaces.
  • Give everything a good scrub.
  • Create the illusion of space.
  • Clean the oven.
  • Clean old grouting with white vinegar and water (environmentally friendly and it works).
  • Buy a new shower curtain.
  • Fix leaky taps.
  • Replace the toilet seat (you’ll be surprised).
  • Oil a squeaky door.
  • Make bedrooms look cosy.
  • Tone down kid’s rooms (lose the stash of a 1000 toys).
  • Plant colourful annuals in the garden or a planter box.