Spring clean your home for a successful sale

When it comes to selling your home, the first impression is everything. In today’s digital age, where most home buyers start their search online, the quality of your listing photos and videos can make or break a sale. That’s why if you’re planning to sell your home it’s essential to book your photography & videography sessions in with us as soon as possible and get cracking with a spring clean now.

If you’re thinking of moving, renting or buying, and want some home inspiration take some time to browse our properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, you can also visit our award-winning website or call us on 01344 843000 and email us.

Planning ahead

Spring and summer are popular seasons for home sales, and the competition can be fierce. If you’ve decided to sell your home (or market it for let) booking your photography & videography session in early ensures that you’ll have high-quality, eye-catching images and video tours to showcase your property’s best features. It also gives you time to make any necessary repairs or improvements before the shoot.

To best present your home to the market it is recommended to leave the visuals to a professional photographer and videographer (we can arrange all of this for you). Our team have the equipment, expertise, and eye for detail needed to capture your home’s best angles and lighting. There are a few things you can do though, before your photographer and videographer arrive, by taking the time to declutter and stage your home you’ll get the best out of your sessions. Remove any personal items and excess furniture that can make your space feel cluttered or cramped. Focus on creating a clean, cohesive look that showcases your home’s best features.

When it comes to lighting, natural light is our best friend. Open all curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible. Consider booking us in to take photos and video tours in the morning or late afternoon when the light is softer and warmer. Don’t forget to showcase your outdoor spaces, too. If you have a patio, deck, balcony or garden, make sure they’re tidy and well-maintained. Outdoor photos can be just as important as indoor ones in attracting potential buyers.

Tips for spring cleaning your home

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a thorough declutter and clean in preparation for selling it. Not only does it make your home more appealing to potential buyers, but it also helps you get a head start on packing and moving.

To give your home a spring clean, start by decluttering each room. Sort items into piles to keep, donate, or discard. Consider renting a storage unit for items you want to keep but don’t need daily access to. Next, clean each room from top to bottom, starting with the ceiling and walls and working your way down to the floors. Use a damp cloth to wipe down baseboards, window sills, and door frames. Vacuum or sweep and mop the floors.

The two most important rooms to potential buyers are the bathrooms and kitchen, so it’s essential to make them shine. Scrub the bathtub, shower, and toilet in the bathrooms. In the kitchen, clean the appliances, countertops, and cabinets. Freshen up the bedrooms by washing all bedding and replacing any worn-out or stained linens. Dust the furniture, vacuum the carpets, and organise the closets.

Finally, add some fresh flowers, plants, or scented candles to make your home feel inviting and spring-like.

Why now is a great time to sell

Spring into summer is one of the best times to sell and move for several reasons. First, the weather is (usually) better, which makes it easier to show your home and move your belongings. Second, families with children often want to move during the summer months, during the school break/before the new term, making now a prime time for buyers with families to start their search.

Additionally, the housing market tends to be more active in the spring and summer months, with more homes on the market and more potential buyers looking to make a purchase. And this year at Barton Wyatt, it is looking to be just as busy as previous years in homes available in Wentworth, Virginia Water and the surrounding areas and a pool of buyers waiting to snap them up – so if you want to be ahead of the summer competition, get in touch today.

With these tips and the right timing, you can maximise your chances of a successful sale and move to your next dream home. Contact us today to get moving before summer.


If you are thinking of moving in or out of the area, make sure you take a look at our amazing catalogue of properties for sale in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to speak to someone about properties to let in Virginia Water, a member of our expert team would be happy to help. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.