Neutralise your décor
This is perhaps the most important piece of advice and we can’t overstress this. Your objective is to sell your home, so sentimentality has to go out the window. Take a close look at your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer.
Dispense with that striking red bathroom; declutter that ‘lived in’ study.
Neutral colours are key - you may find white walls boring but, believe us, they sell. A coat of neutral coloured paint on every wall in a property can make an enormous difference to its look and create a fresh feeling.
Don’t forget flooring - if carpets are a crazy colour or have seen better days, replace them with an inexpensive neutral option, like beige or oatmeal. Alternatively, if the floorboards underneath are up to it, pull up the carpets and sand down the floors. Repair cracked tiles if you can.