It is really hard to be objective about your own home and the longer you have lived there the harder is. If you are planning to sell your home in the next few weeks, you may need to enlist the help of friends or a family member to be really straightforward with you about the appeal of your home to a buyer. Don’t enlist the help of the ones who will always say ‘but your home is lovely, it’s so comfortable. You don’t need to do anything.’ That is great affirmation on a day when you feel as though everywhere is a tip and you have friends for dinner and no time to push the hoover around. It isn’t helpful now. You need the friend who will be honest with you, and preferably will then offer help to achieve what needs to be done!

Many people believe that their estate agent will tell them what needs to be done ahead of their marketing. This may or may not be true. Some agents are brave enough to give their clients really good advice about the presentation of their home. Unfortunately, because agency has been in a difficult state as an industry for a long time with all the political uncertainty around, competition for getting good instructions onto the market has been very keen. Many agents will believe that they can’t be totally honest about a home without upsetting the vendor. The advice is usually watered down and doesn’t help to create the best possible sale from the outset.

If you don’t think you will get the best advice from anyone in your close circle then it may be time to recruit professional help, it will definitely pay off. Call us to book a free consultation 01332 987740.