Whether you are looking to rent out your property or you are looking to sell it, it can be difficult to know what requirements you should aim to meet. These requirements allow you to successfully get your property market ready.

Presenting a property well will not only help secure interest but, can often help you receive higher offers for the property. Even the simplest of tasks can make a huge difference and that is why we would always recommend you follow the following steps to help get your property ready for the market.

Here are our top tips for getting your property market ready…


1.      Give the property a fresh lick of paint.

A quick refresh can do wonders for any property. Using light-coloured paint to brighten the walls is perfect for allowing prospective buyers and renters to visualise their own characterisations to the property.

Be sure to use the appropriate paint types – don’t cut corners by using the same paint for everything as some paint types such as satin may not work well on all surfaces.


2.      Clean the property thoroughly.

A deep clean can help present your property as a welcoming and comfortable environment to live within.

A clean and tidy home is a lot nicer to view and a potential buyer or tenant won’t be put off by nasty smells or dirt marks.


3.      Present the interior of the property well.

Presenting the interior of the property in a way in which it feels comfortable and appealing is a real deal-breaker for a lot of viewers. A messy and disorganised interior can be incredibly off-putting.

It most certainly does not have to be a showroom standard, as long as it looks pleasant – that is all that matters.


4.      Make sure the exterior of the property is tidy.

Be sure to not neglect the exterior of the property. This means that you should be carrying out any gardening, outdoor painting, tidying and essential maintenance work.

The exterior is the first thing the potential buyer or tenant will see and first impressions are very important!


5.      Update outdated elements of the property.

If you are looking to sell your property as ready to live in and want to appeal to those who are expecting something modern – be sure to update outdated aspects of your home.

If you would prefer to sell your property as a potential doer-upper, this step is not essential. Be prepared however, to receive potentially low offers as many buyers will prefer to offer low on properties that they know require extensive work.


6.      Choose the right property service providers to sell or rent the property.

Choosing the right estate agent to market your property is essential for getting your property market ready. Not only does the agency represent you but, they will also carry out all of the technical legalities and formalities that come along.

That is why it is crucial to find the right estate agent, such as us here at Ashgrove.


Any extra effort you put into your home will be greatly appreciated and well received by your potential buyers or tenants. It also helps reassure those interested in the property, that as an owner – you care for the property.

Here at Ashgrove, we are experts at selling and renting properties. We understand just how important it is to find the right interest and the right price for your home. That is why we will always go above and beyond to help.

If you would like to see how we can help sell your property or rent your property, please contact us today. We would love to hear from you!