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Property - Help Sell My House

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Liz is here with a case study from our hugely popular item Help Sell My House. Liz will also deal with other viewers queries on the phone.

Liz's Top Tips
Exterior: Paint the house a neutral colour to give it kerb appeal and make it more inviting to the viewer

Hallway: There's too much wood which makes the house look like it's stuck in the 80's. It needs to be brought into the 21st Century by painting the skirting, banisters etc
Plus brighten up the hall with a neutral colour

Kitchen: Layout a white table cloth and coloured cushions for viewings. Replace the tudor style handles on the doors. Put the double doors back up

Garden: Remove the unsightly blue plastic. The garden areas looks unfinished - spray the walls the same colour as the house. Toys must be stored away as they are a big offender

Bathroom: The door needs to be flipped around as it's too tight to the sink and this will open up the room


House 1

Location: 20 Marine Cove, Foynes, County Limerick.  
House Type: 4 Bed Detached         
Couple: Grainne and Paul Williams

How long has the house been on the market?
6 months

How many viewings have they had?
Only 2

How many estate agents have they tried?

What is the asking price?

For more information contact

DeCourcy Auctioneers

061- 415188

O'Donavan & Associates

069 - 62713

House 2

Geraldine McMahon

Location: 2 Blackwater Drive, Navan

House Type: 5 Bed

How long has the house been on the market?
8 months

What is the asking price?


. It's Vast - good selling point
. It does look dull cold and dated
. Would she consider painting the units a cream or off white colour?


. Large substancial family bathroom
. The colour it too cold - need a warm neutral colour
. Remove the curtains and put in a blind
. Bath needs to be half tiled as well

Living Room

. Colours are too bright
. Fireplace needs to be decluttered
. Pictures are too small for the room
. The mirror does not suit the fireplace


. It looks grey brighten the chairs with cheerful colours such as red blue or orange
. The breeze blocks look dull and depressing spray them white to offset the trees

For more information conntact
Raymond Potterton & Company,
38 Watergate Street
Co. Meath
P: 046 9027666