Preparing your property for sale....

News at Pilgrims Sales & Lettings | 19/01/2017

Spring is considered to be the best time to sell a property. However, due to competition, you need to make your home the most attractive to buyers.  Look at it objectively,  and how it compares to other similar houses for sale.

First impressions count

Ensure windows, gutters, doors are clean and the front garden area is tidy and weeded. Relocate any unsightly bins. Give your home the ‘kerb side’ appeal.


You need the buyers to imagine themselves living in their own home.  Put away any family photos or ornaments and children’s pictures from walls and cupboards.


Clear kitchen work surfaces, shelves and bathrooms of any clutter. Store away any large items such pushchairs and bikes.


Bathrooms and kitchen need to be spotlessly clean. We suggest a neural colour is more appealing if a coat of paint is needed to freshen up.

Get ready to sell

Initial property searches are generally done on line so make sure your property is well presented when we come round to photograph.

Get ready for viewings.

If possible, leave any viewings to us as some potential buyers feel uncomfortable if the owners are present. Avoid hiding too much in cupboards as some buyers like to examine storage areas.

Brief us

If you have any information about your home or the area which may not be obvious, it would be useful to us. For example, if there are good parks, restaurants and schools nearby, this could be passed to potential buyers.   


At Pilgrims, we have exceeded sale expectations in recent months and have buyers waiting to purchase property in your area. Our professional, personable and experienced staff are willing to assist so, whether selling or letting, for a free no obligation valuation, call our team on 01932 348620 or email us

Please do recommend Pilgrims Property Services and as a thank you to our existing Landlords, we will give you 3 FREE MONTHS FEES, if your recommendation leads to a successful sale or completion of tenancy.


Simon Silby, Sales Director