How to Detail your Property

It is said that the devil is in the details, and this is certainly true when it comes to all things real estate. Whilst bigger decorative changes are very important in creating that overall ‘wow’ factor, the smaller details can collectively make a huge impact.

Focus on the following to identify and tackle some often-overlooked detailing opportunities:

Small maintenance

Check bulbs, light switches, drawer handles, window latches andthe doors in every room. Does something need adjusting or fixing? Is something sticking or sitting wonky? If so, have your screwdriver handy and make the requiredchanges. Also ensure that no drains are blocked and no taps are dripping as it can be surprising what viewers will notice.

Small maintenance

Paint touch-ups

This doesn’t have to be very strenuous as all you need to do is simply target those small areas that most need attention. Scuffmarks on the skirting boards are a great place to start. Similarly, perhaps there is some furniture that needs an extra boost of life, with a new coat of paint or varnish? See for more on utilising these key pieces of furniture.

Scuffmarks on the skirting boards

Carpets and floors

It is worth investing in a professional carpet cleaning service to revitalise your floors. If this is not possible, one little tip is to sprinkle talcum powder on the carpets prior to vacuuming, as doing so will leave a lasting smell of freshness. Ensure wooden floors are swept and scrub off any scuffmarks. If moving furniture, do so with the utmost of care so that indentation marks are not left.

Carpets and floors


The property must be spotless. Walk around with window cleaner and a cloth and polish all mirrors, taps, reflective surfaces and table tops. Ensure dust is removed from the tops of doors and other hard to reach and unexpected places.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but the above detailing tips will certainly help you to create a quality atmosphere that will be well received by all potential buyers.