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Even though the housing market has slumped and prices have fallen dramatically, it’s still possible for sellers to attract premium offers for their properties as long as they follow some basic rules.

Laura Cohen, interior design expert from, is here to tell you how.

The most important thing to remember is that first impressions do count – and more than ever in the current economic climate – as it’s vital your home stands out from the other properties on the market. The first thing potential buyers will see is the exterior so make sure all the paint work is clean and the front garden is tidy. An overgrown lawn does not give a sense that your property has been well cared for and looked after.

Equally, it’s essential people aren’t hit with a wall of clutter as they enter your house, so tidy away anything that isn’t pretty or useful. Remember, you need the buyers to be able to imagine themselves in your house and their tastes may differ greatly from your own so try to make the house as plain as possible whilst still ensuring it has a homely feel.

Tatty homes will put off prospective purchasers so it’s worth spending a little bit of money giving walls a fresh coat of paint. Don’t go overboard though as most people will want to re-decorate themselves as soon as they move in, so set a budget and stick to it.

Threadbare carpets are seriously unattractive so think about replacing any that have seen better days. If you’re worried about cost, then don’t be as there’s no need to spend a fortune. You can get top quality flooring at affordable prices quickly and easily from and it’s worth the investment in order to gain the sale. Again, keep them neutral so you’re not inflicting your personal preferences on others.

Finally, although you may adore your children and pets, others may not feel the same way about them so it’s always a good idea to see whether a friend or neighbour can look after them during viewings. Also, put away all of their paraphernalia as you don’t want anyone tripping over a dog basket or slipping on a toy car.

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For further information please contact:

Helen Houston
Brown Dog Creative
T: 01664 823920

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