Posted on 15 June 2024


    Update your walls with memories
    Walls are not just for painting and creating privacy. Mirrors will add space and light and can make your rooms appear much larger than they are. If you are tired of looking at the four walls in any of your home’s rooms, add some new prints, pictures, or photographs. A memory wall full of small pictures that frame your holidays and adventures, or artistic paintings or photography that inspire you, are well worth taking your time over. 

    Brighten your rooms up and create space

    With summer here, a good place to start is by clearing out the clutter you don’t need. Throw your throws in the wardrobe or somewhere out of sight. Clear your spaces and allow more light and air to flood in. Less is more and by undertaking this decluttering process, you will have an enlightened vision for your makeover plans. 

    Better storage and inspiring furniture   
    Better storage can add form with functionality. Getting your stuff stored properly will free up floor space. It will also reduce stress levels and maybe stop you from rummaging through piles of items. But it’s not all about coat racks and sideboards. It's what you do with them that counts. Painted and restored furniture is in vogue. Whether you like weathered, rustic-looking furniture or brightly painted wood, makeover your home your own way. 

    The emotional power of paint
    Never underestimate the power of paint to transform a room. Different colour palettes evoke different emotions and feelings. Whether you are creating a feeling of warmth and space, or are simply in love with a certain shade that you know will develop a scheme that makes you happy, painting is mood-altering because paint can be room-altering. You don't have to confine it to walls and ceilings. Painting furniture such as cabinets or the kitchen table can have a huge impact. 

    Add some greenery
    Don't let the fact that you don’t have a garden stop you. Indoor gardens can be created near a window or underneath a skylight. If your home has a balcony, consider a vertical wall garden or if you have a lawn, add new lighting. Some flickering solar lanterns are very reasonably priced in local hardware stores. Or if you would prefer something more upmarket, a good garden centre will offer endless inspiration and furnishing ideas. If none of these are possibilities, simply add some flowers and scented candles.
    Posted on 31 May 2024


    When should you sell your home?
    There are plenty of myths that come to light when deciding whether or not to sell your home, but it’s important that you recognise the correct time for you, making sure your property always feels like your home. The decision to sell your home should be based on a combination of financial considerations, market conditions, and personal feelings.

    By completing research on the value of your current property and identifying the percentage of equity you own, you can determine whether you’re ready to sell and the significant equity you've built up can help buy your next property.

    How do you know when the time is right?

    It can occasionally be challenging to pinpoint just one reason for moving, particularly if you form an emotional bond to your home and get too comfortable. So, it's important to acknowledge certain motives that could mean it’s the right time to move.

    You may have experienced a change in your life, such as starting a family, which would lead to needing more space, or potentially receiving a salary increase, allowing you to expand your mortgage budget and upgrade to your dream home with your dream features.

    A thriving property market is another great reason to place your property on the market as it gives you the opportunity to take advantage of increased market activity to maximise the value of your home and sell your property quickly and seamlessly. Sometimes you can lose the excitement of returning to your home at the end of the day, or you just fancy relocating to a new area with new opportunity.

    All of these are valid enough reasons to believe that it is the right time to make the big jump and sell your home. Discover your local Guild Member and allow them to support you in the process of placing your property on the market.

    Which season should you sell your home?
    The time of year can sometimes influence whether you place your home on the market or not, but it shouldn’t. When selling your property, different seasons bring different benefits.

    Spring creates full-blooming gardens and gathers a market of eager buyers, so it is historically known as the ideal time to sell. The summer season once again displays houses in the beautiful sunshine, attracting a bustling number of buyers who are ready to move before the start of the academic year.

    Autumn offers buyers a great opportunity to move and settle before Christmas arrives, making it a good season to sell with a beautiful autumnal appearance. Christmas isn't the most popular time for the property market, as people want to stay at home, but the market perks up in January when buyers want to start the new year with a new home.
  • Can your garden add value to your property?
    Posted on 18 May 2024

    Can your garden add value to your property?

    Making your garden look good will attract buyers  
    A well-maintained garden is the easiest way to maintain your home’s value. The more appealing and loved it appears, the more desirable it will be. Keeping the lawns nourished and well-trimmed, weeding, and painting fences all help to keep your garden in its best condition. Well-presented patio areas and well-kept hedges will add to a sense of order and show that the property is loved - this will help buyers fall for it, too.  

    Inspiring garden spaces with purpose add value

    Whether you want to create an inspired entertaining space, an outdoor kitchen, or a garden room, it’s important to plan carefully. Comfort is often an important central theme, so when you create your outdoor spaces, think about the details. From the cushions on your outdoor furniture to candles and lighting, every detail will help create a great atmosphere. Shelter from the elements in the form of a garden room, outdoor living room, or portable gazebo is like adding another room, perfect for entertaining.

    Buyers will pay a premium for privacy in your garden
    If privacy is lacking in your garden, create it with fences, trees, or consider a pergola if your budget allows. There are more than likely areas or a corner of your garden that will lend itself to promoting privacy. This is where you should build your patio or decking to create a place where you can truly relax without feeling overlooked.

    Set the garden scene for your buyers

    Staging your garden will reinforce its purpose and make your home appealing to buyers. If you decide to extend your patio, arrange seating by the fire pit, or add freshly picked flowers or tableware to alfresco dining areas. Your garden should naturally look its best at this time of year, making your home appear radiant and allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces. Displaying this potential will allow potential buyers to easily see themselves enjoying the garden and emotionally connect with your home.

    Security and practicality
    Home is a place where you feel safe, and your garden should offer this feeling in spades. Secure and well-lit at night and safe places for children and pets to play in during the day are important elements of creating a safer outdoor garden space. And hand in hand with this are all those practical features to make this easier. A good garden shed or outbuilding with secure locks can be stylish and effective storage solutions for bikes, bins, and unsightly paraphernalia that is better stowed away. Log stores add real character to your garden and are a great way to keep your logs dry, keeping your fire going on wintry nights.
    Posted on 11 May 2024


    Utilise seasonal colours

    Each season has a different colour palette that complements the time of year. To symbolise the seasons, summer should be light, breezy, and fresh, whereas winter should be counterbalanced by darker, more warm tones. When it comes to decorating for a new season, a lick of paint goes a long way. Give your outdated summer garden furniture a new colour for an updated appearance.

    Transform space with a statement piece
    Just by investing in one large statement piece, you can make a big difference and transform a space. Whether it's a giant potted plant generating a fresh, homely atmosphere or an elegant, crystal chandelier, they soon make a difference. Once again, you can find these items second-hand, which instil a sense of comfort when you see the price, so by only having to buy one bold item, you are already protecting your wallet.

    Lower your budget with second-hand décor

    There are many charity shops and car boot sales that sell lots of unique and affordable décor to spruce up your home. This enables you to achieve your desired seasonal looks without exceeding your budget. You can purchase lampshades, framed prints, throws, and cushion covers to suit your desired seasonal palette.

    Raid your storage
    When decorating your home for a season on a budget, it's common to already have plentiful items that would make a large impact on your home. By looking through your storage and cupboards, you can discover pieces you didn’t even know you had. You can transform your bedroom simply by changing the bedsheets or using a colourful, cosy throw in the winter.

    Do-it-yourself décor

    Creating your own décor is a great way to stick to a low budget. You can display your creative flare and take pride in making something yourself. You can easily duplicate many expensive pieces of furniture and décor with a little do-it-yourself work. This project is exciting and gives you a chance to showcase your efforts. Whether it's painting a mural or knitting a custom throw, you can simply improve your house with homemade décor on a tight budget.

    Create seasonal scents

    Opening a window to let fresh air circulate or placing a plant or cacti in a room can make it feel drastically different, allowing the outdoors in. Bringing herb gardens or plants inside can change the ambience and release wonderful, clean scents. Every scent has the power to alter a room's atmosphere; it's critical to rotate your candle smells according to the season and the mood.
  • Top tips to give your garden a makeover in time for summer
    Posted on 3 May 2024

    Top tips to give your garden a makeover in time for summer

    Lawn upkeep

    The main focus in your garden will be your lawn, so let’s perfect it. An easy route to getting luscious grass is by sprinkling grass seed all over your lawn in the spring. This allows plenty of time for the grass to grow and appear fuller, fresher, and greener by the time summer arrives. Once that grass starts growing, it is good to keep on top of the growth by giving your lawn a weekly haircut with a mower.

    Blooming flowers

    Just by planting some beautiful flowers, you can add character to your garden, guaranteeing compliments from family and friends. If you're not much of a gardener, just toss some wildflower seed mix into your flower beds or pots. Just by watering them every day, you will have a beautiful, blooming garden. This will guarantee your garden an incredible look with minimal effort. 

    A fresh lick of paint

    If you are wanting to create a new and improved look in your garden, an easy way to achieve this at minimal cost is by adding a fresh lick of paint to old garden furniture, plant pots, or fences. You could even use wood stain for tired fences and furniture, creating a fresher appearance. 

    Summer furniture

    Extend your spring cleaning to your outdoor spaces by sweeping your driveway, and cleaning any furniture you want to feature in your garden this summer. Having garden furniture placed on your patio or lawn elevates your garden to a more summery, elegant look. Whether that is a beautiful, vintage table and chair set or brand-new sun loungers, let’s make the most of your summer in your garden.

    Patio and driveway

    Weeds can grow in between the concrete slabs of your patio and driveway, but they can be defeated using something as cheap and simple as soda crystals. By mixing hot water and soda crystals, you’ll create a solution that kills the weeds, leaving a long-lasting, weed-free patio and driveway. The best method is to get an old sweeping brush and thoroughly brush the solution onto the weeds.
  • Creating a wellness space at home
    Posted on 27 April 2024

    Creating a wellness space at home

    Set the scene

    Your home isn’t just a place to rest your head, it should be your retreat from the stresses of the outside world. Choose your most comfortable room or a cosy nook to set the scene. Consider spaces with ample lighting and ventilation, as these elements will contribute significantly to your sense of calm.

    Simplify your living spaces
    A clutter-free home is a peaceful home, so take a minimalist approach when designing a wellness space. Decluttering and simplifying could be as easy as removing a few unnecessary items in favour of pieces that contribute to the soothing atmosphere you’re trying to create. A balanced, thoughtfully designed space is perfect for meditation and quiet reflection as it minimises distractions.

    Create a habitat for hobbies

    A key element in health and well-being is having time to invest in your hobbies and interests. Whatever your niche, dedicate a room or a workspace to it so that you can focus your full attention on the things you love. This space should feel separate from the distractions of the rest of the house, so choose a spare bedroom, an office corner or even a spot in the garage or shed.

    Choose a mindful colour palette
    Colours have a profound impact on our mood, so opt for a calming colour palette that resonates with you. Whatever your favourite colour, find it in a soft shade and pair it with neutrals to create a serene backdrop for your wellness space.

    Tap into your senses

    Engage your senses with elements that go beyond the visual. Find spots around your home for candles, essential oils, and speakers for soothing music to create a multi-sensory experience. You should also focus on touch by layering on top of smooth, shiny surfaces with plush cushions and soft materials.

    Add personal touches
    Infuse your wellness space with personal touches that hold significance for you, as the sense of familiarity will be comforting. Display your favourite artwork, photographs, or cherished trinkets that hold happy memories. Surrounding yourself with meaningful items can heighten your sense of belonging, promoting a welcoming and homely atmosphere.

    Create a room for rest

    Occasional naps have plenty of health benefits, especially if you work long hours in the week and often find yourself in need of a reset. Create a space dedicated to restful, rejuvenating sleep by utilising black-out blinds, memory foam pillows and mattresses, and a shelf of easy-read books. Try to strip back on technology in this area, as television, tablets and other blue-light emitting devices can have a detrimental impact on our quality of sleep.
  • A homebuyer's guide to navigating changing mortgage rates
    Posted on 23 April 2024

    A homebuyer's guide to navigating changing mortgage rates

    You may be able to move without changing your mortgage
    If you want to move home and take your existing, cheaper-than-currently-available mortgage rate with you, then porting your mortgage is ideal. Porting your mortgage allows you to move to your next home with your current mortgage. You may also be able to borrow more in addition, but it’s important to remember that each mortgage provider will offer different terms.  

    Fix your mortgage interest rate
    Variable interest rates tend to be higher than a fixed rate and many people prefer the stability and predictability of fixed-rate mortgages. However, if the variable rates fall below current fixed rates, then you save. This tends to happen when interest rates are very low. If you are planning on keeping your current property for a short period, you may choose a variable-rate mortgage. But it’s important to remember that there are many mortgage types to choose from.

    Explore different types of mortgages  
    There are thousands of mortgage products to choose from, so it’s important not to be complacent when finding the right deal for you. An offset mortgage allows you to reduce the balance on your mortgage by using your savings, which means you pay interest on a lower balance, reducing your payments. Guarantor mortgages and 5% deposit mortgages help you take your first or next step on the ladder, while interest-only mortgages can work particularly well for buy-to-let investors.

    Talk to a good mortgage advisor    
    Having a larger deposit also leads to paying less interest. The expertise and guidance of a good mortgage advisor will give you extra levels of confidence when you are applying for a mortgage. Whether you use your agent’s in-house mortgage advisor or already know the ideal person, a quick chat with them can save you a lot of time and money. Having a strategy in place to safeguard your investment against the unforeseen gives a lot of reassurance and a plan to fall back on.  

    Higher mortgage rates can lead to a better deal  
    When mortgage rates decrease, property prices tend to increase due to higher demand. Therefore, the cost of higher mortgage rates set against the lower purchase price of your property means that waiting for interest rates to fall will not necessarily lower your mortgage repayments. Fluctuations in mortgage rates are nothing to worry about in a stable market and can lead to better deals. Buying the right property also plays a big part in securing your future as you negotiate your offer price. A market that is paced at a civilised level without frantic competition is also a more pleasant environment in which to buy.

    Contact Us
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  • Finding a rental property this spring
    Posted on 20 April 2024

    Finding a rental property this spring

    Check legislation in your location
    The rental market is an ever-evolving landscape, and whether it’s your first time renting, or it’s been a while since your last tenancy, it could be a good idea to brush up on your rights as a tenant and any new laws regarding renting. This will give you a good idea of what to expect for your next home and how to navigate your next tenancy agreement.

    Establish a budget

    When searching for the perfect rental property, you need to identify how much you can afford per month. Spring is known for being one of the hottest seasons in the property market, so it’s essential to plan and budget ahead of time so you can place your application in quickly.

    Find a home that suits your needs
    Now that you have identified how much you can afford, it’s time to discover which homes suit you and your lifestyle. Price, location, and size are the three main criteria you need to keep in mind. Establishing all your ‘must-haves’ will allow you to narrow down your search and find your home faster, which can easily be achieved online using property search filters. 

    Find your next home with The Guild’s property search tool

    Should you rent through a letting agent?
    If you’re interested in a particular home, it’s important to find out who is managing the property. There are many advantages to finding a rental property managed by a letting agent, from regular maintenance to high-quality standards and sound legal compliance, a letting agent is essentially the middleman between the landlord and tenant, allowing a smooth and professional rental experience.
    Ask the right questions

    There are certain questions you need to ask your agent to ensure you are getting the most out of the property, such as: 

    • Are any bills included in the rent? 
    • How much is the deposit? 
    • Who will be managing the property? (Private landlord or letting agent) 
    • How long is the rental contract? 
    • What type of tenancy agreement will I be signing? 
    • Who’s responsible for the maintenance of the property? 
    • When can I move in? 

    Settle in
    Finding your perfect rental property can be a rewarding process, but it’s no easy feat without a helping hand. By getting in touch with a letting agent and starting your search in spring, you can get settled into your new home just in time for summer.
  • Healthy home makeover tips
    Posted on 12 April 2024

    Healthy home makeover tips

    Embrace natural lighting

    Not only does sunlight elevate your mood, but it also helps to regulate your circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep and overall well-being. Make sure to open up the curtains, pull back the blinds and let the sun flood into your home. If any of your rooms are feeling dingy or cramped, consider a furniture swap around to ensure that light travels in freely.

    Indoor greenery
    The calming presence of indoor plants can invigorate your living spaces. Not only do plants introduce a charming touch of the outdoors to your home, but they also absorb toxins and purify the air. If you’re known for having a busy schedule, look for low-maintenance options such as aloe, dracaena, or succulents.

    Deep clean and declutter

    A clutter-free home is conducive to a stress-free mindset. A sense of harmony at home is important for your well-being, so take some time to declutter and organise your living spaces. A deep clean can revitalise neglected nooks and crannies while also eliminating dust and allergens, allowing for better air quality. Tidiness and order are also key, as an organised and minimal living space evokes a sense of calm.

    Filtered water
    Hydration is the key to a healthy body and mind, and there are ways you can upgrade your water system at home for better purity. Invest in a water filtration system for a healthy home enhancement. This ensures that every glass of water is free from impurities, promoting better health for your body and your appliances. If you’re on a budget, filtered water jugs or tap filters are wallet-friendly options which will achieve the same effect.

    Create a sleep sanctuary

    Getting a good night’s sleep will have a positive impact on every facet of your everyday life. To encourage healthy behaviours, make a conscious effort to minimise any items which may interfere with your sleeping patterns. This could mean setting time limits on blue-light devices, adding a bookshelf to your room for bedtime reading, and investing in a comfortable mattress and quality bedding.

    Mindful materials
    If your home could benefit from a few furniture upgrades, make sure to opt for materials which contribute to a healthier indoor environment. For a stylish and eco-friendly aesthetic, look for furniture made from bamboo, reclaimed wood or low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints to reduce indoor air pollutants. You could also do your bit for the environment by selling your old furniture instead of throwing it out, or by buying second-hand rather than brand new.
  • Spring gardening trends
    Posted on 6 April 2024

    Spring gardening trends

    Start with a spring clean and create a vision of a better garden  

    Gathering the debris from winter, such as fallen branches and leaves, while formulating the vision for your garden is essential. As you tidy up the flower beds, turn over the soil, and divide up your perennials, be careful not to prune spring-blooming trees; otherwise, they may be flowerless this summer. Plan your improvements carefully, deciding what you want to achieve by embracing the trends and themes you love. A visit to a good garden centre is a great place to find inspiration.  

    Wellness gardens are good for you

    If you are looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life, your garden is just the place. Take this to the next level by creating a relaxation space that works best for you. It could be building a pergola and incorporating a meditation space within range of the soothing sound of a water fountain and the scent of herbs, flowers, and candles. Mood-boosting gardens are always on trend, so set your own trends with the details you love. 

    A sense of fun-defined spaces

    Take the opportunity this spring to define your outdoor garden spaces. Create an outdoor kitchen, living room, or play area for younger family members. A sense of fun is on trend in spring and all year round. Working in harmony and seamlessly flowing with other areas of your garden, your outdoor fun places can have layered functions and themes. Incorporate sustainability, nature, practicality, relaxation, serenity, and seasonality with a little technology to increase levels of comfort.

    Edimentals are still on the rise

    Edimentals are beautiful, practical, and low-maintenance plants that are both ornamental and edible. Grow delicious food with beautiful flowers among your other plants. The obvious choices are herbs and strawberry plants, which can be planted in the spring. But there are a vast number of more interesting choices you can plant in spring, such as Daylily, which is a beautiful flower that tastes delicious in salads. Japanese Wineberry is another that produces sweet-tasting berries and delicate pink flowers.  

    Blur your indoor and outdoor boundaries

    Spring is all about creating new life in your garden. Whether you invite nature by leaving food such as cat food for hedgehogs, mealworms for badgers, fruit for foxes or a simple bird bath. Containers and plant pots are also in vogue, and you have an endless choice of plants to pick from to adorn your decking. Vertical gardens also work well in large or small gardens. Why not create an indoor garden? Plenty of light and regular watering will help it to flourish and beginning your garden inside creates a nice flow to your outside spaces. 

    Planting for biodiversity and sustainability

    Climate-friendly gardening is as important as ever. Plant for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hoverflies. Plant trees and use a water butt to collect rainwater. Grow your own bunch of flowers, use reclaimed wood to make your garden furniture or buy from sustainable furniture brands. The ever-changing weather, partially due to global warming, means it’s important to do your bit while creating shelter from the elements. A greener and more harmonious natural space leads to more beautiful results.  

    Tune in to the seasons

    Celebrating the changing seasons is on trend. Artificial grass and garden furniture do little for the environment and are becoming less popular. Grass, meadows, wildflowers, and weeds are on trend. Dandelions come in many species, attract wildlife, and look pretty in wild gardens standing next to Daisies. Evergreens and uniformity are being replaced with more diverse and seasonal themes. Water features, shrubs, flowers, and trees infused with international influences create defined areas that flow yet contrast, such as a meadow with a neatly trimmed lawn.  
  • Top tips to decorate your home for Easter
    Posted on 30 March 2024

    Top tips to decorate your home for Easter

    Create a centrepiece bowl
    Easter is a wonderful time to incorporate some seasonal décor into your home, and since your dining table will be working hard this season, you might as well make it the centre of attention! Fill a large decorative bowl or layered trays with pretty trinkets such as Easter treats, painted eggs, fake baby chicks, and finish off with faux daisies and daffodils.

    Hang a wreath

    Beautiful door decorations needn’t be confined to Christmas! Springtime wreaths – both handmade and storebought – are wonderful for greeting guests and setting a bright seasonal tone for your home’s entrance.

    Leave Easter bunny clues
    If you have children or are expecting little ones to visit over Easter, reaffirm their belief in the Easter Bunny with a few exciting clues around the house. Nibble or chop into the end of a carrot and place it somewhere in the house while everyone is sleeping, leave remnants of fluff from his tail, or create a trail of pawprints from the front door to where the eggs are hidden. Children will love these added touches, whether they still believe or not!

    Bunny banners

    Get the kids involved with no-sew bunny and egg banners by cutting out card shapes to arrange along a piece of string. This is a great way to make use of scrapbook paper or repurpose any wallpaper remnants – the more colour variety, the better!

    Let the sun flood in
    Natural lighting is your home’s best friend, and now is the perfect time to make the most of spring’s beautiful golden rays by switching to lighter curtains and keeping them open during the day.

    Get creative with table settings
    Guests love thoughtful touches, and you can create lovely name cards embellished with Easter stickers or cute marker drawings, tie cutlery and napkins together with pastel ribbons, or even create mini nests by filling tea-light holders with shredded tissue and hand-painted eggs.

    Daffodil décor

    Nothing brightens up a room quite like a vase filled with blooming yellow daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. While they’re still in season, you can make the most of our bright and early friends by displaying them in interesting planters and jugs. If you aren’t a fan of primary colours, you can balance out the look with a transparent or white vase to create a harmonious flower display that doesn’t throw-off your home’s colour scheme.

    Display treats
    While you’re prepping for Easter egg hunts and seasonal gifts, you may as well display your Easter treats around the home for the time being. Grab a basket and load it up with Eggs and sweet treats of every size and colour – they will make the perfect display piece before the time comes to hide them all around your garden.
  • Top tips to attract buyers this spring
    Posted on 15 March 2024

    Top tips to attract buyers this spring

    Have a spring clean

    One of the best ways to attract buyers at this time of year is by having a spring clean. This gives you the opportunity to declutter your home and remove any unnecessary items that may distract buyers, which can help them envision themselves living in the property.  

    It also helps to create a fresh and inviting atmosphere that can appeal to buyers. When buyers see a clean and well-organised space, they are more likely to believe that the home has been well cared for and is worth the asking price. 

    Make renovations and improvements
    Making renovations to your home before putting it on the market can significantly increase its appeal. Buyers are often looking for a move-in-ready home that is modern and functional. By renovating key areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms, you can show buyers that your home is up-to-date and ready for them to settle into. 

    Renovations can also help you make the most of the space in your home. Knocking down walls, adding built-in storage, or updating the layout can create a more open and inviting environment that buyers will love. Installing triple-glazed windows, adding insulation, or upgrading to eco-friendly appliances can also help attract buyers who are looking to save money on their bills. 

    Decorate your home

    Re-decorating your home can help it stand out in the property market and attract buyers. Whether it's adding pops of colour with fresh flowers, updating your decor with light and airy fabrics, or applying a coat of paint to your interior walls, simple changes can make a big impact when selling your home. 
    By using light and neutral colours, incorporating comfortable furniture, and adding personal touches, you can make your home feel warm and inviting. Remember, buyers are looking for a place to call their own, so creating a space that feels like home can make all the difference in attracting the right buyer. 

    Use high-quality photos
    Another effective way of catching the eye of potential buyers is by taking and selecting high-quality photos for your property listings. Blurry, poorly lit photos can turn off potential buyers and lead them to scroll past your listing without a second thought, so it is crucial that you find an estate agent whose listings contain strong images that stage properties impressively. 
    Natural lighting can also play a crucial role in making your property more appealing to buyers. Bright, natural light can make a space feel inviting, spacious, and welcoming. By opening up your curtains or blinds, it is easier to capture stunning images that showcase your property in the best possible light. 

    Enhance your property’s kerb appeal

    First impressions matter, especially when it comes to selling a property. Potential buyers usually form an opinion of a property within seconds of seeing it. A well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing exterior can make your home stand out from the competition and create a positive first impression. 
    Trimming hedges, mowing the lawn, and planting colourful flowers all help make your front garden look inviting, while a fresh coat of paint can give your property a new lease on life. As the front door is the focal point of your property's exterior, making sure it looks smart can have a significant positive impact on the first impressions of potential buyers.