Selling propert in Harrow

tips & advice for sellers

Your property is your most valuable asset, so selling it is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

David Conway & Co has a huge success rate in achieving the highest possible price for its vendors. To help you achieve this please refer to our handy tips on preparing your property for sale.

Apart from clichés such as the smell of fresh coffee and baked bread to make viewers feel at home, we know plenty of other ways to get potential buyers really interested in your property.


If your home is not well maintained, viewers will notice and be put off. Replace or repair damaged items and redecorate any spoilt areas. There is no need to spend money on unnecessary improvements. If you are not sure, please ask us and we will advise you.



Allow the viewer to focus on the property, not your possessions which will distract them. You want them to imagine living there so remove personal items such as family photographs and put into storage. Too much clutter also suggests that there is not enough space. Ensure that doors and passageways are clear. Shoe racks in hallways are an uninviting start. Bicycles and other outdoor equipment should be stored elsewhere.


Viewers will be put off by a dirty home, particularly in the bathroom and kitchen. If you cannot do this properly, employ professional cleaners. This will be money well spent. Then keep it that way!



Your home should be well ventilated continuously and not just before viewings. Air fresheners and deodorisers are useful but are no substitute for fresh air.

Create Delightful Ambiance

Ensure that all your light bulbs are working to provide adequate and appropriate lighting to suit each room. Scented candles and essential oil burners please the senses, but don’t overdo it!

Create Kerb Appeal!

You only get one chance to make a first impression” so the frontage of your property is of huge importance. If you have a garden keep it groomed and clutter free. Clean windows and the front door. People judge the inside of a property by what they first see outside.

create kerb appeal


Whilst you love your pets, other people may not be so keen, or have allergies. So pets should not be present during viewings and be taken out of the way in good time. Ensure that pet odours, litter trays, fur and pet paraphernalia is removed. If you have a garden used by a pet, ensure that it is clean.


Viewings will be carried out by our trained and experienced sales staff who will show your home on your behalf. Ideally we would conduct all viewings for you and you would not be present so that you do not have to get drawn into conversations and dealings. Prospective buyers can then focus on your property and direct any questions and negotiations through ourselves.


In our most recent survey 99% of our customers would recommend us to others of which 100% were either satisfied or very satisfied with our service.

More properties exchanged and let in the last 12 months than any other local agent

More new sales and lettings instructions in the last 12 months than any other local agent

In the last 12 months, we have completed the most sales and lets in the area, over 10% more sales and over 3 x the amount of lets of our closest competitor.