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Why odd jobs are important when it comes to selling your home

However obvious it may be, you need your home to look its absolute best if you want to sell it for the price you are asking for.

Spring is approaching, and soon the new home buyers will be out in the masses, so now is a great time to complete all the odd jobs you’ve been putting off over winter. Below we have set out some things you should consider before putting your property on the market.


Given spring and summer are the seasons the majority of us spend time in the garden, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s looking up to scratch. More than any other area of your home, your garden can become slightly neglected. Jobs like mowing the lawn, pulling up weeds and planting a selection of bedding plants can make it look better, instantly! Certain demographics like families and young professionals will place special importance on the garden, and a well kept one could make all the difference between an offer and a “thanks, but no thanks”.


The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house, and because of that, it’s the room home buyers scrutinise the most. Whether your kitchen is sleek, contemporary, rustic or rugged it is important to make sure it appears clean, welcoming and homely.

Kitchen surfaces should be wiped down, and any chips in the cupboard paint should be touched up. It’s also a good idea to check all handles, taps and doors are in fine working order.

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Old fashioned bathrooms are no longer desirable, and the contemporary stylish bathrooms, similar to what you’d find in a boutique hotel are highly sought after. Carpet in the bathroom may have been a popular trend in the 70’s and 80’s, but this is no longer the case, and the more work buyers feel they would have to put into a house, the less likely they are to make an offer – unless of course they are looking for a home to renovate!

Odds and ends

Things like missing lightbulbs, dusty, dirty window sills and paint splattered skirting boards may seem unimportant to you, but why give eagle-eyed buyers any reason to turn their nose up?

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