First impressions count, whether it’s for estate agent photographs or house viewings with prospective buyers. Here are six ways to stage your home for a quicker, more profitable sale.

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Ditch the clutter

You want to create a warm, inspiring space where prospective buyers can envision themselves living, so avoid clutter or too many personal knick-knacks, which can make spaces look smaller. If a potential buyer is downsizing, a well-organised house will still feel adequately spacious; if they’re upsizing, the house won’t feel too vast.

A quick refresh

Attention to detail can make a big difference, and even a fresh lick of neutral-coloured paint, oiling squeaky door hinges, or repairing chipped skirting boards will make a home feel like it’s ready for buyers to move in.

Let in the light

You can open up the space and make it feel brighter by opening curtains and windows, putting up mirrors …

As far as home-improvement projects go, it’s not the scale of the changes that you make. Instead, the deciding factor should be the impact that is created. With this mindset, you need not spend thousands of dollars to make an impression. This handpicked selection of home-improvement tips and tricks is suitable for all types of projects.

Use paint made for touching up appliances to cover up flaws on ceramic tile. Did you chip one of your tiles moving furniture? This type of paint will make it look almost as good as new. It dries hard with a glossy color that is hardly distinguishable from the surface of the tile itself.

If water still continues to run from the toilet tank, then you should check the float ball. A float ball that is positioned too high will constantly cause water to enter the toilet’s overflow pipe. A float ball that is …