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Present your home in the best light

Putting your house on the market? Here’s what you might want to consider when presenting your home to impress potential buyers.

First thing's first, get your professional photographs right for the property adverts. There are multiple ways to advertise properties these days but good imagery is vital. Next, prepare yourself and your home for viewings. The key is to highlight your home’s positive attributes and to steer away from any negative aspects by finding the solution before inviting viewers into your home.

Here are some budget and non-budget ways to make a good impression. We would be more than happy to advise you on how to present your home in the best light so why not request a free, no obligation property valuation with your local KFH branch.



You’re moving out, so this is the perfect opportunity to declutter. Be ruthless – throw things away, give them to charity or store them in neat places.

Clean, clean, clean

No matter what the season, it’s time for some serious spring-cleaning. Make your way through cupboards and surfaces, dusting and cleaning thoroughly as you go.


Style and accessorise

A house is for living in, so establish a sense of home style. This can include dressing the table for dinner, lighting candles, turning on lamps, making up beds with neutral linen or bringing in a little life with fresh flowers.

Keep outdoor space tidy

Make sure the outdoor space is tidy – particularly the front of the property as this is what potential buyers will see first.

Light it up

Let in as much natural light as possible. Add floor or table lamps to dark corners and rooms lacking natural daylight.



Neutralise the decor

Paint over bold colours, remove patterned wallpaper and depersonalise the rooms. Buyers will want to imagine themselves living in your home – help them by removing personal photographs or anything that might make them feel a little detached.


Curb appeal

Don’t spend all your time indoors. Give the outside space some love too, whether it’s with a simple plant pot by the door or by spending a bit of money on garden furniture.

How to create a welcoming front graden


Finishing touches

Give your home a fresh new look with a quick coat of paint, some fluffy cushions and a clean pair of curtains.


Honour the heart of the home

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the kitchen comes first. It’s the heart of the home and it’s always worth updating or redecorating pre-sale.

A stress free guide to renovating your kitchen

Give each room a purpose

You might have some extra space used as a study, a gym or a spare bedroom – pick a purpose and stick with it. This way, the room will have a clear concept and might inspire prospective buyers to do something similar with it.

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As the marketing and communications team at Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward's head office, our aim is to keep you updated and informed where the London property market is concerned. In addition, we'll bring you tips on navigating current issues and trends in the market when buying, selling, letting and renting to ensure that whatever field you're interested in, you'll be completely informed.

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