Tips to get your property market ready

September 25, 2019
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‘What do I need to do to get my property ready for the market?’ A very common question we often get asked. It is very important to showcase your property as best you can without spending money you will never get back. Each property is different and have different requirements, however, using our industry knowledge and years of experience we have complied a list of helpful tips that will work for a majority of properties. If your needs are different and you are unsure what to do, give your local Sherry FitzGerald office a call and get their advice.


Tip 1: De-clutter. Removing clutter can make the rooms appear bigger and tidier. Purchasers need to imagine themselves in the house and the nicer it looks the easier that is.

Tip 2: Use neutral tones. If your house needs a fresh lick of paint, use neutral colour’s to make your house look brighter and more welcoming.

Tip 3: Deep clean your home, including windows and doors. When this is done once, you will only need to do a quick tidy up before viewings and you are ready to go.

Tip 4: Cut the grass, pull the weeds and cut back any over grown shrubbery. Many purchasers want a house that is looked after so they know they are making a good investment.

Tip 5: It can be beneficial to have flowers in your house, especially for the photographs. Flowers really make a good impression and make a house look like a home.

Tip 6: Make small repairs. If they are only small and won’t cost the bank we recommend you get them fixed. Again, many purchasers want a house that is cared for and if little bits and pieces are not working or broken this may give an unkempt impression.

Tip 7: In the colder months it is a great idea to have the heat on, a warm house is a cosy house. If you have an open fire or a stove it adds an extra touch to have it lit, giving the house a lovely homely feel.

Tip 8: Anything you can do to make the house as homely as possible will work in your favour. Try to create a nice atmosphere and a nice subtle smell can really add to that.