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When it comes to selling a home, it is often the little things that will count the most.

Getting all those little odd jobs done, in order to make your home look its absolute best before would-be buyers view it, is one way of increasing your chances of pushing through a fast, relatively stress-free house sale.

Odd jobs are things you might have put on the backburner for the last few months, or DIY jobs that you have been actively avoiding, but getting them out of the way will bring with it a sense of relief and a home that looks in tip-top condition. What’s not to like?

Below, we outline the particular areas of the home that will benefit most from those unfinished odd jobs being completed.

Outdoor space

If, as a seller, your home includes a garden or outside space, make use of it as much as you can.

It could be a deal-clincher for certain demographics, including parents with young children and young professionals with busy social lives.

Summer is just around the corner, so garden space will start to be more of a consideration for buyers.

It doesn’t take much time, effort or money to make your garden look great – a mow of the lawn here, a planting of some shrubs there, making sure any BBQ areas and decking are spick and span.


The boutique, contemporary look is what the majority of buyers will be after when it comes to a bathroom.

If you have a more old-fashioned style currently in place, it may be worth your while updating the bathroom to include a chrome towel rail (a sign of cool, trendy sophistication), new taps, new flooring and a modern shower screen/curtain to give off a more modern, stylish vibe.

This won’t cost the world and will once again help to improve your sales prospects.

Carpet flooring might have been a popular trend in the 70s and 80s, but that’s very much not the case now.

Tiled, vinyl, laminate, wood effect and rubber are all styles that have widespread appeal, so it would be a wise move to transform your flooring to something more 21st century to entice as wide a pool of buyers as possible.


Surveys frequently tell us that the kitchen is the most important room in a home, the one prized by buyers above all else.

A sparkling, high-quality kitchen could be the most potent weapon in your sales armoury. It is also likely to be the room that prospective buyers pay more attention to than any other.

As such, your kitchen needs to be well-maintained, tidy, clean and easy on the eye. The gleaming, just new look can be achieved with a thorough clean, while all fixtures and fittings should be in fine working order.

Updating your new kitchen – with new taps, handles and work surfaces – doesn’t cost nearly as much as you might think and will help to convert your kitchen into something that makes buyers look twice.

This is a place where many buyers will be spending a great deal of time, so it’s vitally important that it looks up to scratch.

It could be the difference between interest being lost and a firm offer being lodged.

Odds and ends

Other, smaller things – which can easily be ignored or overlooked – can also help your property to look its best.

These include things like making sure windows are free from dirt and dust, ensuring that curtains or blinds are in a good condition and that all the light bulbs within the property work properly.

All these things will help to improve your chances for selling, and that’s something Hawksbys will try its utmost to do as well.

We will use all our experience, local knowledge and market know-how to get you the best possible price for your property.       

For more information about the services we offer please call us on 01933 224 444.

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