King Estate Agents Column: Tom’s top 3 tips to make your home fit for a King when selling

The award-winning King Estate Agents, based at Furzton Lake, have joined Celebrate:MK as property columnists. Owner Tom King uses his first column to explain how you can prepare your home to sell for the maximum price…

The busiest time of year is upon us for people moving home.

We have noticed a big upturn in the amount of buyers registering since March and houses are going under offer a lot quicker than in previous months.

A mix of the weather and people’s desire to physically move home in the summer make this a popular time of year, while sellers are more inclined to market their house when they can show off their garden in its full glory.

But although the market is busier, it is still essential to present your home to the market in the best possible way, to ensure you achieve the maximum price.

We feel the top three things that can make a difference are…

1) De-cluttering, cleaning and tidying

Buyers need to be able to visualise themselves living in your property. If the house is full of clutter or not as clean as it could be, buyers will be put off or will not be able to see themselves living there.

2) Marketing

Even if you have put all the effort into presenting your home to the highest standard, if the quality of the photography is poor and there is not a floorplan, you could be missing quality buyers that should be viewing your property.

First impressions are key, so ensuring your agent markets the house to its full potential will definitely have a positive impact in the amount of interest generated.

3) Making every room fit for purpose

If a room is not shown for a specific purpose people can sometimes struggle to see how they could make use of the space. If you can ensure every room is furnished and has a defined purpose, you will increase your chances of selling.

If you are looking for any specific advice about how to present your home or would like a free valuation of your property, call Tom and his team at King Estate Agents on 01908 272724, visit or email

This feature was published in the May 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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