Six top tips on how to sell your home


Spring has sprung, which means now is the perfect time to put your home on the market! But why?

This season is about new beginnings and often brings a fresh wave of buyers searching for their dream home. So, if you’re planning on selling your property, take a look at our top tips for ensuring your home is at the top of every house hunter’s wish list…

1. Make a clean sweep

Before you start tackling the interior of your home, you need to ensure the outside is as welcoming as it can possibly be with strong kerb appeal! Good landscaping is particularly important, so ensure your front and back gardens are well manicured throughout the selling process.

If you haven’t already, try planting flowers, cutting trees back, trimming hedges and jet washing paths and driveways. If need be, give your front door a new coat of paint and add some outdoor lighting to really make your home stand out.

2. Stand out from the crowd

Potential house buyers will often making their mind up within seconds of walking through the front door, so you need to ensure your home really stands out! Make sure the hallway is immaculate – light, bright and free from any clutter. Try to keep décor neutral, alternatively, you can strategically place mirrors to help create an illusion of light and space.

3. Keep everywhere clean and tidy

Deep cleaning each room will help to ensure your home smells fresh and clean. This freshness will help to further enhance your home’s appeal. Also, ensure surfaces are clean and clear of clutter and have carpets professionally cleaned and wooden floors shined!

4. Declutter

Clutter can really make a room appear small, messy and chaotic. Eliminating as much clutter as possible is key to maximising space and creating a calm, organised atmosphere throughout your home. Throw away old newspapers, magazines, clothes and even some of your children’s old toys – be ruthless! If there are larger items you want to keep, put them in storage so potential buyers can see the true space that your home has to offer.

5. Address any issues 

Fix all broken appliances and leaking taps before putting your house on the market. Have a room that doesn’t get much light? Invest in brighter, modern lights to ensure your home is bright and cheery, fresh and up to date.

6. Take advantage of our incentives 

To make moving house even easier, we offer a Part Exchange Initiative*, as well as Assisted Move*! With Part Exchange, you can reserve your brand-new home now and enjoy a hassle-free move with no estate agent fees, no chain, a guaranteed buyer and a range of high specification homes ready to move into.

Our Assisted Move scheme helps to sell your existing property to get you moving quickly and efficiently, plus you can also use Help to Buy! In four simple steps, we will help you choose your stunning new home, whilst using independent estate agents to value your existing property.

Then, based on your property valuation, we will recommend a realistic selling price. If you agree, we will work closely with your estate agent to ensure your property has the best chance of being sold within the agreed time scale. We will even pay your estate agent fees, saving you money and enabling a hassle-free move for you!

So, why not put a spring in your step now and get moving with Countryside.

*Available at selected Countryside developments.