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Tips to Help Your Estate Agent Sell Your Home

As we pull ourselves out of the latest winter blast and get ready for the prime real estate selling season, homeowners looking to move home are preparing their battle plans. There are several tips to selling a home faster provided by the ones who know - estate agents. These tips are not just going to help sell a home, but sell it faster, and hopefully at a higher selling price. Here is a short list of some of the most important advice to follow when selling a house.

First of all, pictures and video sell homes. How often have we heard that first impressions are the most lasting ones? This first impression of a house to be sold is critical to getting a second look. Photos make it possible to capture the essence of a home. They make it possible to tell a story of what experiences in that home will feel like to someone else.

Before photos and video present the house looking shiny and bright for the next buyer to purchase, some other things need to be taken care of. This is a time when homeowners are able to make a significant difference for their agent.

Make certain all clutter is removed from all areas possible, without leaving the rooms bare. Clutter does not sell houses. Rooms which are neat and organised and clutter-free do sell houses. If external storage space is needed, lease some space outside the home.

Walls are able to collect clutter just like floors can. Remove all posters and pictures from walls which are not displayed to enhance furnishings. Family photos in the living room are fine, but consider taking down posters from kids rooms which don’t improve the look of the room. This can be challenging sometimes for teenagers, but will help sell the house in the end.

After all clutter is removed, take a look around and make a note of all spaces which look old and worn or need repair. Paint areas which need a newer look, fix cabinets hinges in the kitchen and bathrooms, and make sure everything in the house which opens, closes, or locks in the house does so with ease. House hunters want to move in without making any changes or repairs.

Windows provide an excellent source of light in most houses. Make sure they are not blocked by furniture or window treatments which keep light from entering the room. Light-filled rooms provide spaces people want to spend time in and look larger in pictures and video.  

Lastly, clean, clean, and then clean some more. Clean until everything shines and sparkles. House buyers are looking for something where they intend to spend years in, not just a short period of their lives. Houses that sell quickly look new, smell new, and feel new when you step inside.

A clean, neat, and tidy home will appeal to buyers and leave a lasting impression. So, help your agent by finishing these simple tasks before the house is listed.    

Why choose us?

Here are just a few reasons why people choose to sell their property with us:

Dedicated Local Agent

You’ll get a more accurate valuation because of our proven experience and local knowledge. All our staff have worked or lived in the area for many years.

Sell Your Home Quickly

More buyers will find and view your property through us than any other local agent.

Competitive Commission

Being totally independent, we can structure our commission packages to suit most requirements and situations.

24/7 Communication

We are open when others are closed. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and for those who don’t want to talk, we have 24/7 live chat available on our website.

The Best Price

We sell more properties, which generates more enquiries, which generates more viewings, which results in more buyers which in turn gets you the best price.

Free Valuations

All of our valuations are free and without obligation. We will talk you through the current market and provide clear and comparable evidence so you can see how we arrive at our valuation for your property.


A friendly and professional team at your service...

We have a large sales team who call potential buyers for your property every day We’ll give you valuable feedback after every viewing whether it’s good, bad or indifferent.

We keep you informed every step of the way with our telephone updates every week even if it’s to tell you that there’s no news Once we’ve found a buyer for your property, we have a dedicated ‘Sales Progressor’ to help make sure the sale completes.

Four out of five of our sales complete successfully. Government figures estimate one in three property transactions in England and Wales falls through.

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What our
customers say...

  • "Really good agent, sold to the first people through the door. Excellent support to get the sale through to exchange."Katherine Emmett, Seller
  • "After losing my mother and placing my father in a care home it came to selling the family home. Jasmine Hayers-Clement was professional and very caring in dealing with this matter.” "Damon Hart, Seller
  • "Jasmine was fantastic and I felt looked after throughout my purchase. I was not just a number. The rest of the team were equally as good and when I called they were more than happy to help too.”Lee Barnard, Buyer
  • "The staff I dealt with were professional. They were very good in keeping in contact with the negotiations & especially keeping the chain informed and intact which was challenging sometimes!”Michelle Boxall, Buyer
  • "We dealt with Micky Wawman without who we would probably not completed our purchase. Her cheerful efficient can do approach gave us huge encouragement through a longwinded process”GA and SE Simpson, Buyer
  • "They were really great and contacted us regarding the property before it went to market and it was perfect and for us. They were great at getting the process moving and were on it all the time.”Corinne Hayden, Buyer
  • "Great team at White & Brooks, they even sold my house before it went on Rightmove!”Gill Haughey, Seller
  • "Even though this house was out of their area they found a buyer and sold the property within 2 weeks. Peter Fullegar was literally amazing throughout the whole process. could not fault him or the company”Peter Mann, Seller
  • "Peter at White & Brooks could not have been more helpful! At every stage of the sale I was called by the team to keep me informed and it felt like I was their only customer.... Amazing Service!"Steve Bradbury, Seller
  • "The team were excellent and a credit to the company.”Lee Beaumont, Seller
  • "Buying a new house is a life changing experience. I couldn’t fault the support and effort that went into finding us the house of our dreams and family home. Thank you!”Samuel Channell, Buyer
  • "My thanks to the wonderful staff at White and Brooks. Excellent service throughout the protracted sale.” "Mary V, Seller
  • "A MASSIVE THANK YOU!!! Thank you so so so much for everything you have all done to sell Dorset Road. You have only been on the case a few weeks and its sold already!! Thank you so much again!!” K Lawrence, Buyer
  • "Speaking as a buyer. Excellent continuous service from sales staff and for this past four months from the Sales Progressor at the Chichester office.”M. Clark, Buyer
  • "On behalf of my friend who is still currently very ill in the Charing Cross Hospital, London I would like to thank you for the personal attention that you gave to this transaction at what was and still is a difficult time. Your personal involvement during our visit to you in your office, your initial visit to Cambridge Walk during the valuation and placing the property on the market together with the short timescale in which your organisation were able to conclude a satisfactory sale, were all greatly appreciated. Yours sincerely Colonel Terry Scriven, Seller
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  • "After having my property on the market for over a year with two other agents, White & Brooks were recommended to me by a friend and I instructed them to sell my home. I found White & Brooks’ service brilliant and their approach a breath of fresh air. They worked extremely hard to secure viewings and got my house sold! The team were focused and very approachable.” Mrs Newey, Seller
  • "After being registered with every estate agent in the local area for three months, dealing with White & Brooks was like a breath of fresh air. Their young and enthusiastic team inspired me to purchase my first home and held my hand every step of the way!” T Button, Buyer

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