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LAST WORD NOTEBOOK 1 2 3 4 5 MOLOBOR EETUERO DOLORE TINISSI. ISI SARAH’S TIPS ON BLANDRE EATEM SECURING A SALE Five points to remember when you sell your home without an estate agent Always do your research – and try to stay objective! Carefully look at other houses for sale in your street or area, and compare prices they are on for, with what you have to o er. Try to forget that your house is your home and see it as a saleable commodity instead. Every step of the way through the selling process, think of your target purchaser. Before putting your property on the market you must apply for an Energy Performance Certi cate (EPC). Home Information Packs (HIPs) are no longer needed. For more details, visit www.energyperformancecerti Take good, clear photos – in daylight – of the rooms in your house to give the best impression of your property when you come to place it on a website such as Floorplans are also invaluable – you may have one left over from when you bought the property. If not, Tepilo o ers advice on how best to do this. Think about whether or not you want an advertising sign outside your house. They are known to help signi cantly with the marketing side. You can make your own if you’re creative, otherwise Tepilo o ers options for ordering one. Think about who would be best to conduct viewings – is it you or would it work better with a friend or relative who is less emotionally attached to your home? If you prefer, you can pay a key-holding company to do the viewings for you. GOING IT ALONE WORDS: JO WILLACY | PHOTOGRAPH: JOHN CAREY ENY’S VISIT SARAH BE ILO.COM EP .T WEBSITE WWW D TAKE TODAY AN OF FULL CONTROL SS… LE PROCE THE WHO SELLING YOUR HOME? MAY 2011 | 275

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011