Selling Your Home? Do These 6 Things to Add Maximum Kerb Appeal
Posted on 10 July 2019
When you’re trying to sell your home, first impressions count. If a potential buyer is underwhelmed before they even step over the threshold, you’ll already be on the back foot. Giving your home some kerb appeal doesn’t have to involve a large financial outlay – with a little effort, every home can be made to look attractive to house hunters. Check out these expert tips to find out how to make an instant impact.
Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes
Assess your home from the outside and be critical. If the property appears unkept to you, there is a very real possibility that a proposed purchaser will think the same. A small investment will pay dividends, for example paint the front facade of your house, tie up any lose cables or wires, clean those gutters and give the front garden a prune!
Power hose your front driveway and paths. Remove weeds and wheelie bins! Clean windows and front door, it really does collectively make a difference.
Change the colour of your front door
Painting your door a modern popular colour says that you are house proud, you keep the property in good order and just gives the right to intending or potential purchasers. Dont forget the front door is the entrance to your home and first impressions really do count!
If you have a front garden be sure to have your lawns mowed and any weeds eradicated. Manicured plants and shrubs also create good impressions. If you dont have a front garden potted plants either side of your front door add symmetry and balance while window boxes can be attractive on an older property.
Ensure that all windows are clean but more importantly ensure that all the window frames are in good condition. If the window frames are timber ensure that they are freshly painted and that any holes or abrasions are filled in. Windows are a costly element of any home and the last thing a new buyer want to do is change them!
Carry out repairs
Ensure that all gutters and drain pipes are cleared and clean of any debris. Replace any missing slates or broken outdoor lamps. Paint all gates and/or railings, ensure that all boundaries are clean, defined and clear.