1 Make sure your kitchen looks incredible. Our stats show it’s the most clicked-on room when a property is shown online.

2 Bring the outside in, especially if you have no garden, with house plants and window boxes.

3 Get close friends and family to point out the not-too-sweet spots. Then get sprucing.

4 People instinctively use all their senses to judge a property, not just their eyes. Make sure it smells great for viewings (brewing coffee or baking bread is a cliché for a reason) and avoid noisy times of day – so clear out kids and dogs.

5 Write a list of all the things you love about living in your house, particularly elements that someone doing a one-off viewing might not be able to appreciate. This might be the sunsets from a certain window, the local bakery, the garden birds or a great neighbour. Make sure you mention them to people when viewing (or ensure your agent does). You aren’t just selling bricks and mortar but a whole experience.

6 Boring but essential: get your paperwork in order before you go on the market. Engage a solicitor before you list and work with them to put together the full package of information and forms. Get down to the nitty gritty and familiarise yourself with terms like TA6 and TA7.

7 Decorate with muted tones but apply pops of uplifting colour (bright prints or colourful chairs).

8 Work out your home’s best angle (Rear façade? Front façade? Living room?) and make sure it’s shot at a time of day that shows it in its best light. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t shoot on a bad-weather day.

9 Give all the windows a good clean to make the most of your property’s natural light.

10 Edit your possessions to nothing but the best. Then spend time and care displaying them.

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