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Don't Miss Out on a Sale When You're On Holiday

Are you planning a well-deserved holiday but are worried about your absence affecting your chances of selling your property? To ensure your home remains viewing-ready while you are away we have five essential tips.

Keys And Locks

Using a trusted estate agent like Chrissling Properties means that prospective buyers can be shown around your home while you are away, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any potential offers. To enable your estate agent to show off your property in your absence, make sure that you leave a full set of keys and instructions on how to open any tricky locks/turn off the alarm.

First Impressions Count

Creating a warm welcome for potential buyers is crucial. Leave blinds, internal doors, and curtains open to allow plenty of natural light to flood your property. Arrange for your estate agent to collect your post and leave it in a pre agreed location in your property so as to avoid it piling up between viewings. To keep your outdoor areas looking their best, organise for someone to water your plants regularly. If you have someone coming in to feed your pets, make sure that you give your estate agent a copy of their schedule so that they can arrange viewings around it.


Ensure your home is viewing-ready before you leave. Clean the bathroom and kitchen, keeping essentials like toothpaste and washing-up liquid out of sight. Plump up cushions and sofas, vacuum the floors, and clear surfaces. Make the beds, tidy the bedside tables, and hide any washing in a basket. Store children's toys away in containers or cupboards to clear the floor. If you have garden furniture, leave it set up but store away non-waterproof seat covers and cushions.


Many people like to open their windows before viewings to allow fresh air to fill their home. Also popular is buying fresh flowers to lightly scent the air. However, while fresh flowers are lovely, they won't last until your return. If your holiday is longer than a few days, consider other methods to keep the air fresh for potential buyers.

Leave your windows locked in the ventilation position to allow a constant flow of fresh air and strategically place a couple of reed diffusers to infuse the air with a light, fresh fragrance. Most importantly, make sure that before you leave, you empty and clean the fridge, fruit bowl, and vegetable rack and definitely don't forget to empty the bins!

Stay in Touch

While you enjoy your holiday, make sure that you maintain open communication with your estate agent. Let them know the best ways to reach you, such as email, WhatsApp, phone, or text. Let them know your time zone so that they know when it will be an appropriate time to contact you with any offers or queries.

By following these five tips, you can confidently enjoy your holiday, knowing your home is well-prepared for any viewings. Chrissling Properties ensures your property remains in the spotlight, even when you're away, increasing your chances of a successful sale without any unnecessary stress.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you to sell your property please give us a call on 0131 639 6399 or send an email to

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