Selling your home? '“ Here's how to attract buyers

If you are thinking of moving home one of the first things that you will have to do, if you are a current homeowner, is put your existing property on the market and make sure it’s ‘buyer ready’.But if you are wondering where to start, leading housebuilder Miller Homes, who has ten developments currently across the region, shares its top tips on how to make sure your home is ready for sale without it costing a fortune.Michael Goodwin, sales manager of Miller Homes Yorkshire, commented: “We are huge advocates of making houses our homes but when you are selling your home one of the best things you can do is to make it less personal than normal.“This may mean removing some of your personal possessions so that surfaces and floors are kept clear giving an true idea of the space and allowing prospective visitors to be able to easily envision how their own belongings will look in your home.”Other tips include:* You can never be too clean. Prior to any visitors ensure that you have dusted, vacuumed and that your windows and bathrooms are clean.It suggests to prospective buyers that you take care of your home and this is important to anyone who may be interested.* Create a welcoming aroma and atmosphere.Banish cooking smells by opening windows and lighting scented candles.Use plug in air fresheners or room diffusers to freshen rooms where pets sleep.Remember, that the addition of a vase of fresh flowers or lanterns with candles (the battery powered type are perfect) can add a real warmth to your welcome.* Don’t forget your kerb appeal. With people making decisions about new homes in just a matter of seconds you may be losing buyers before they even walk through the front door if your kerb appeal leaves a lot to be desired. Ensure doors are clean and in good condition, make sure gardens are tidied and that gates work smoothly.Remove any plants, shrubs or hanging baskets that have seen better days.“Selling your home so that you can move onto pastures new can seem like a bit of a challenge but by adopting these tips you will at least know that you are making every effort to attract buyers,” said Michael.“The housing market continues to offer opportunities to buyers from all walks of life and we support this with a variety of house types and developments in areas where demand continues to be high, supporting local communities and providing quality homes and experiences to housebuyers.”Miller Homes currently has ten developments located across the region featuring a selection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes including in Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Eastburn, Chesterfield, Wakefield, Harrogate, Thorpe Willoughby, Barnsley and Boston Spa.Prices currently range from £154,995 for a three bedroom home at its Honeywell Grange development in Barnsley.Further information can be found by visiting