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Tips to sell your home

Selling your home can be a stressful and daunting prospect. At Saplings we understand many of the issues that can crop up in the selling process. We want our customers to have a worry-free journey whilst moving into their dream home. Follow our tips and tricks for a quick and easy sale, to be in your new home in no time:

First impressions count.

If you have animals or are a smoker, ensure no smells are lingering around. Even if neither of those applies to you, it is a nice touch to have some pleasant smells circulating, consider baking some fresh bread, brewing some coffee or placing some fresh flowers in each room. Spruce up your property from the outside in. Some top tips, which don’t cost much, but could add value, include…

  • Removing Weeds
  • Cleaning your windows
  • Getting your front door and driveway spick and span

No clutter is key.

Some of us are partial to a bit of hoarding, but what is not pretty is other people’s hoarding. Have a clear out, it will help you when you come to moving but also make your home much more appealing. Think minimalistic, or at the very least, tidy.

Too much personality.

Your individuality may not be to everyone else’s, so while it may be a pain giving bold walls a lick of paint it may add to your selling price. It’s best to go for a blank canvas, this way it allows others to imagine their belongings in the house with things to their taste.

Define each room.

Whether it’s bay windows, sliding doors, spaciousness, cosiness or being light and airy, every room has its highlight or purpose, so make the most of it. Opening windows and doors on a nice summer’s day or lighting candles and the fire in the winter will help people imagine themselves living there.

The great outdoors.

Gardens can really increase the value of your property, but what won’t is an overgrown jungle which will equate to more hassle than it’s worth for the buyer. Keep it simple, whilst sophisticated gardens will wow, they may seem like too much upkeep for some.


We all have a few imperfections in and around our property that we overlook and put off. Don’t let these issues put off your possible buyers. Look at your home with fresh eyes. Try and sort any little jobs you have been putting off.

Simple tasks such as.

  • holes in walls from hanging pictures
  • faulty taps
  • cracked tiles
  • carpets in poor condition

can all be repaired with a little bit of care and time.