Selling tips

When putting your property on the market, it’s important that you try to impress the buyer as much as possible. The initial window of opportunity you have is actually much shorter than you would expect because after two weeks of marketing, a property will have been exposed to 90% of the current batch of buyers. These people are all registering with us to find their dream homes or investments, so it’s crucial to get it right… right away.

Just one of the ways to achieve instant impressions is through property styling. Once the standard practice for celebrities who were selling their homes in the Hollywood Hills, property styling has quickly become a must-have for property in London. We’ve seen a surge in recent years in homeowners looking to shine the spotlight on their property, just like in the example below.

 

               

 

If you’d like to do the same, instruct tlc today to benefit from the personal touch and all the property styling needed to maximise the potential of your home and investment.

Get in touch with Toby and the team on 020 7370 4000 for your free valuation and advice including some top selling tips such as:

  • De-clutter as much as possible.
  • Clean from top-to-bottom.
  • Check your damp proofing.
  • Give rooms a fresh lick of paint if needed.
  • Furnish rooms so buyers can imagine themselves living there.
  • Make sure there is appropriate storage.
  • Invest in lighting if your rooms need that extra bit.
  • Repair any chips, nicks and cracks.
  • Position mirrors to reflect light.
  • Pick the right viewing days and viewing times.

Thinking of Selling or Renting your Property?

tlc would love to break some more records for you, for a FREE Valuation of your property simply fill in the form below or call us anytime on 020 7370 4000.

Testimonials

The tlc Management team has been putting in a lot of effective work on our property since we first contacted them, and the quality of service has been really excellent in pragmatically tackling a multitude of maintenance works since their engagement. Thank you very much for being such a pleasure to work with.
CCView
Simon is the most incredible Property Manager. He always answers any email or phone enquiry immediately with a solution. Nothing seems too much trouble for him. The times I have met him he is always very courteous and polite. It's very obvious you have an excellent team and I am so grateful for the work that they put in to help me with my flat.
LCView
Toby, you have been a pleasure to deal with and were extremely helpful and positive right from when we instructed you all the way to completion. You have been brilliant, I was so right to put my faith in you. You are indeed a man of his word. Always available, always intelligent to speak to with sound advice that was well informed in a difficult market. 5 stars *****.
JCDView
When I moved to London it was the usual hassle finding a place to live. Through a local connection, I came in touch with tlc, and that was a blessing. They helped me find a perfect flat for a very reasonable price. The staff performed service well above what I had experienced elsewhere.
JAView
We first met the tlc team at a Jazz party they were hosting in one of the garden squares of Earl’s Court. I remember even then feeling impressed by their personal touch and passion for community spirit. The sales team were exceptional; in particular Toby, who we got on with straight away. He was always willing to go above and beyond the usual service and through his hard work got us a quick sale at a good price.
ZHView
The team at tlc are an absolute pleasure to work with. It's really rather refreshing to work with estate agents that actually care about their customers. Thank you, guys.
TBView
tlc changes all perceptions of Estate Agents. A warm and friendly office with charming and helpful staff who are really interested in making the traumatic experience of buying, selling or renting a property as smooth and worry-free as possible. The lengths they go to is so refreshing.
SBView
Toby and all the guys at tlc have been brilliant. Always ready with a friendly smile making what can be very stressful all the more easier.
DMView
I had a brilliant experience with these guys, stress-free, fast and, yes I'm going to say it, caring! Everyone in their office was great but we were lucky enough to get Toby Brown - a really fun character who made the whole process seamless and actually enjoyable! I will definitely use them again!
ARView
Toby Brown and his team are a model of what estate agents and property management agents should aspire to. Exceptionally efficient and caring. Additionally - and uniquely, they give a lot back to the community in the way of regular fundraising activities for local charitable causes.
TRView
tlc have been super professional, a pleasure to deal with they really care about their customers. Thank you for finding me the perfect place.
DMView
Outstanding service... I could not fault it. Samantha Hossack helped me to rent my property, she was extremely polite, professional and obliging, I would recommend them to anyone.
SYView
A big thank you to the tlc lettings team for the wonderful job they did. They found a beautiful apartment to rent for me, I moved in and settled with no problems.
ASView
tlc have provided excellent service over the years we have dealt with them. They have been quick to respond, have found excellent corporate tenants and have achieved better than expected rents in some instances. Would highly recommend.
WGView
Chiara and fellow agents went above and beyond to help me find the perfect flat. They were diligent and personable and answered all my questions and worked with me to make amendments to the tenancy agreement. Cannot thank enough!
KTView
The tlc team always surprises us with their professionalism, enthusiasm and efficiency, whether it is in letting our flat or managing the property. A big thanks to Samantha and Jamie. tlc's contribution to the Earls Court community is outstanding. Keep up the excellent work! W & IH
WHView
We couldn't praise them enough for their professional support. They followed up on everything we needed so we could move into the property as quickly as possible - really good service and got everything right first time - no dramas.
AMView
Excellent estate agents who had really great knowledge of the area. They helped me find exactly what I wanted. All the staff were super friendly and professional and Samantha, in particular, was brilliant. I would recommend them to anyone searching in this area.
FPView
A unique estate agent - they really do believe in the personal touch. Very happy with the service they gave to me.
ANView
Fantastic agency! They were always there to handle everything whenever we had something that needed repairing or changed in the flat. Flat was maintained in great conditions throughout our stay. Jamie was incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend!
VCView
Our experience with tlc is excellent. The whole team was so efficient, friendly and helpful. They let our property within two weeks after we appointed them as our letting agent. We are exceptionally impressed with Samantha's customer care and patience with our queries and concerns. We would certainly recommend them to any landlords and tenants.
RTView
I had a great experience with ! It wasn't just the very first rental of my life, but I was also alone in a foreign country. Their professionalism and experience helped me facing every issue I could possibly have during my stay. I felt like somebody was taking very good care of me all the time. Moreover, my friends and family were always complimenting me about the beautiful conditions of my apartment: it was modern and very well maintained.
SSView
Having had experience with nearly all the Earls Court Estate Agents in the past decade, my conclusion is if you want service and the peace of mind that you're instructing the right agency, then tlc is the best in Earl's Court SW5, SW10 and surrounding areas. A friendly proactive team who gave advice when and where I needed it.
PTView
I walked into tlc and received immediate attention and was referred to the right person to handle my enquiry. Chiara was spot on meeting my rental needs and followed up the paperwork quickly and efficiently - always with a smile! The post rental service has been fantastic. I recommend popping in or contacting tlc of you are looking for the right property for you in the area
IHView
I had a wonderful experience with tlc. Chiara Thomas was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to help me secure my dream studio. Chiara stayed engaged throughout the whole process and continued to check in even after the tenancy agreement was signed. tlc handled everything very professionally and I can highly recommend the agency.
MSView
I had an amazing experience with tlc, the way the teams gel well together to provide an exceptional service catered to me was fantastic. The Block Management team in connection with the other agents helped resolve my queries in record time, enabling me to have my entrainment system installed the very next day. Absolutely IMPRESSED!!
JMView
tlc manage my two Earls Court properties brilliantly. Having attempted to manage the properties myself for a few years, I know just how much stress and headache is involved. They have stepped in and saved me on many occasions, quickly, kindly and effectively. I have tried most of the estate agents in the area and tlc give - by far - the best service.
ABView
Really great service from tlc, Chiara was fantastic in helping me find a flat and the whole process went very smoothly. Would definitely recommend.
HLView
tlc were by far the most efficient agency when it came to my property search, helping me move into the perfect flat within a matter of days. Samantha and Chiara were exceptional in guiding me through the process and I can't thank them enough!
HEView
As the official local agents of Earls Court, these guys really do understand the market they serve more than any of the larger names. I've been using them for years renting my flat and they have never failed me in the service and advice they've offered. I couldn't recommend them any more highly.
CCView
Fantastic, friendly and personal service - Popped in off the street by chance to meet Toby since we needed a place to move in quickly and Chiara took us to a targeted list of properties that fitted our needs and then she seamlessly steered us through the whole process from offer to getting the keys...will definitely be back.
MTView
If you are searching for a property to rent in Earls Court then tlc is the Agency you should be heading to. They have been really helpful, concerned & honest throughout my renting process. I will definitely use them in my next search to rent & highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the SW5 area.
CSView
Would highly recommend tlc. They went above and beyond of what was required of them, providing a very friendly and personable service. Special thanks to Jack Nelson who was always affable and extremely helpful.
NAView
We have used tlc as managing agents for the house we let for over two years now. They have exceeded all expectations and have been absolutely invaluable to us in keeping our tenants happy and our house well maintained. We have dealt with multiple members of the tlc team and have found each to be professional, responsive, proactive and friendly. tlc give us options for how to get things done quickly, economically and above all, in the right way. We feel very fortunate that we know our house is in good hands with them.
RFView
We rented a property from tlc in early February and found them to be exceptional agents. Throughout our tenancy, nothing was ever a problem. They were always responsive and honest. If you're a landlord I wouldn't look anywhere else when listing a property for lease in London. Exceptional!!
CCView
You are a terrific team, thank you
AMView
Dear Amy, I think it's a good time to sincerely thank you very much for your help the last couple of months and excuse me for bothering you this much. I hope you have a nice vacation!!
ASView
Dear Toby, Max and the rest of the tlc team. A huge thank you for selling my apartment! You have been a pleasure to deal with and we have appreciated your honesty. Hope the new owners enjoy the flat.
Best, C.View
Thank you very much indeed for your superb professionalism in letting the company's flat and particularly the speed with which you succeeded. Very grateful
BPView
Thank you so much for your help on this. Both you, Jamie and Amy were a pleasure to deal with and extraordinarily helpful (not something I can say too often with agents!). I hope to work with you again in the future.
CAView
Thank you, Samantha and Jamie. My mind has been put to ease. And let me offer a broader thanks to tlc generally. Your firm has been extremely helpful and responsive to a couple of foreigners trying to find a place to live in London. Thanks for everything
DFView
Hi Toby . . . Thanks - you ran a very efficient and open sales process . . . other agents could learn a lot! Reaffirms the heady heights that the London market has reached... Have a great weekend!
DIView
A little note for the lettings team, thanks for finding suitable tenants for my property so quickly. It is very much appreciated.
Dr. GView
I just wanted to say thank you to Sam and Jamie. You were both so lovely and really went out of your way to look after us. I have felt rather badly treated by some other property agents who made it ever so clear that we are not the client, but the property owner is
EHView
Dear Samantha, Not only you are a gorgeous girl but you are a big star too! Many thanks for all, I ll recommend your office to all the people i know. Many many thanks x
EKView
Hi Toby, I want to thank you for your wonderfully generous hamper which was a lovely gesture- totally unexpected. The flat is great and my children who saw it today like it hugely too. You were so helpful in all the process of my purchase and I am thrilled it has gone through smoothly. I do hope your play production went well and only sorry I couldn't make it. Do let me know of other events you are involved with later. I will be in touch re a doubles some time! With many thanks
GAView
Very many thanks for your always prompt help! A good measure above most of your competitors, by the way.
JPView
I would like to thank you for a job well done. You have impressed me with your enthusiasm and efficiency. Your name will be the first one I mention when my Singapore friends ask me for a London Letting Agent! I look forward to working with you in the future
KWView
Thank you so much for all your help Sam, you have made it an incredibly pleasant experience...I wish you were in charge of my banking too! Kind regards
LWView
Hi Sam, I wanted to thank you very much because you have been lovely not pushy unlike the others and I will definitely keep in touch. Take care
MSView
Toby, I must thank you for all your hard work on this one - without your pro-activity I do not believe we would ever have got to an exchange of contracts given the landlord involved. Kind regards
MVView
Hi Jeanette, Toby: Thanks a lot for your great service, I will definitely recommend you to friends that were to look in this area for the future. Kind regards
NLView
Dear all at tlc, thank you for all your work and for your excellent service. The tenants seem to be very nice
RSView
Hi Jeanette & Toby, now everything is done, I'd like to thank you for your hard work on this sale. Your customer service is outstanding, you had our best interests first at all times, your communication with us was always clear and timely, above all else, you achieved an amazing price for us! I would definitely recommend you to anyone selling (or buying). Head and shoulders above all the other agents we have interacted with. Thanks
SBView
You guys are really underestimated in the business. It's weird sometimes when I'm out with other agents people confess to how good you guys are. They are almost threatened. It's so funny. I think The Prince thinks I'm one of these agents
WRView
Dear Toby & Jeanette, just wanted to express a big thank you from me and my mother. You were great every step of the way, from the initial negotiations, to helping manage our questions and helping out with the tricky moving parts like the freehold acquisition, last week helping us arrange the repair of the broken window and lastly being around promptly with keys on the last day when we completed. This is the third time we have bought via TLC, and the third time we’ve had a good experience
SMView
Toby, Thanks for all your help on finding a flat here in Earl’s Court. Amy was extremely helpful throughout the process and we found her advice invaluable. We just finished our move-in and are getting settled in. Thanks again, and I hope we can catch up sometime soon. Cheers
SCView
Dear all at tlc, thank you for all your work and for your excellent service. The tenants seem to be very nice
RSView
Dear Toby & Jeanette, just wanted to express a big thank you from me and my mother. You were great every step of the way, from the initial negotiations, to helping manage our questions and helping out with the tricky moving parts like the freehold acquisition, last week helping us arrange the repair of the broken window and lastly being around promptly with keys on the last day when we completed. This is the third time we have bought via TLC, and the third time we’ve had a good experience
SMView
Hi Toby . . . Thanks – you ran a very efficient and open sales process . . . other agents could learn a lot! Reaffirms the heady heights that the London market has reached… Have a great weekend!
DIView
Hi Jeanette & Toby, now everything is done, I’d like to thank you for your hard work on this sale. Your customer service is outstanding, you had our best interests first at all times, your communication with us was always clear and timely, above all else, you achieved an amazing price for us! I would definitely recommend you to anyone selling (or buying). Head and shoulders above all the other agents we have interacted with. Thanks
SBView
Hi Jeanette, Toby: Thanks a lot for your great service, I will definitely recommend you to friends that were to look in this area for the future. Kind regards
NLView