House and stacks of coins on table.

When selling your home on the housing market, your main priority is likely to be getting the best deal possible for your property.

But selling your home can be stressful, and it’s easy to miss the small insider tricks that can boost the value of your building.

So, how can you ensure that there’s nothing you’re overlooking when selling your home? With these tips, we can help you can make the most of your property to help you increase its value on the market.

First impressions

How a property looks on the outside can make potential buyers form lasting impressions long before they’ve even set foot inside, so make sure your exterior is tidy and presentable.

Make sure the lawn is freshly mowed and is free of patches, cut back any overgrowth or unsightly weeds, and tidy up pathways and borders. If you have a car parked in your driveway, it won’t do any harm to have it washed beforehand.

The state your front door is in can have also a profound effect on your home’s kerb appeal; therefore, it might be worth rejuvenating your door with some fresh paint or renewing it entirely.


The drainage system in your home is vital in protecting it from the elements. If your home has poor drainage, it leaves it vulnerable to leaks and water damage, which in turn will impact on its value.

It’s advisable to have aluminium gutters fitted to ensure that your home can withstand adverse weather conditions, especially during the winter months. Not only are extruded aluminium gutters durable and long-lasting, but they also require little maintenance and are resistant to rust.

Refresh and redecorate

When trying to boost the value of your home, it’s important not to overlook the smaller details. The power of staging your property should never be underestimated – property experts say that presenting your home in its best light possible can raise its value by up to 10% .

It might not seem much, but a small lick of paint can go a long way in increasing your property’s price. Consider neutral colours and de-cluttering to make the space look bigger and make sure you repair any cracks or peeling paint.

Unpleasant odours are sure to turn off potential buyers, so avoid these by doing a deep clean of your property before any viewings and using subtle scented air fresheners or candles. Make sure any pet litter trays are emptied and try to avoid using the bathroom shortly before any viewing appointments.

Go green

Energy-saving devices and eco-friendly features are not only good for the planet, and saving money in the long run, but they can also enhance the value of your home.

Consider upgrading household appliances to energy-efficient devices that reduce your electric and gas bills. Do also invest in double glazing or triple-pane insulating windows if you want to ensure a better return on your home.


Selling your home needn’t be a stressful experience with these tips, so make sure you consider them all when you put your property on the market.

Claire Preece