Deep Clean Deep cleaning your house can really add to your home’s value, as well as enhance the buyer’s first impressions. Give your home a top to bottom clean. Make sure windows are washed to let in light and carpets and flooring are deep cleaned. Consider renting a steam cleaner if you have carpeting, particularly if you have pets. It will help to make your home smell and look fresher, giving the impression of a very well kept home. Clutter Removal Less is definitely more when it comes to selling your home. Store personal items and pack up everything that isn’t absolutely essential. If you find you have things you don’t need any more, consider listing the extra items on Ebay, selling them at a car-boot sale or giving them away to a charity shop. Contact your local council, who may be able to collect large items for you. Not only will the lack of clutter help to sell your home faster, but it will also make moving day easier. An alternative if you just want to clear some space without giving items away, is renting a storage space. They are inexpensive and can be used to store excess furniture and other personal items. PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR MARKETING 7