Has Your Home Got Kerb Appeal? It Will, With These 3 Top Tips
Want to sell your home before they’ve even made it through the front door?
You can, when you’ve got a property with some serious kerb appeal…
As we all know, first appearances can be everything and the same applies with your home. When you’re looking to sell your house quickly and for the best possible price, the impression you create with your property’s exterior should become a top priority.
So where do you begin, when you want to maximise your home’s selling potential from the outside?
Here are our top 3 tips…
Tip #1: Use Your Front Garden to Create a Positive First Impression
Your front garden or the front exterior of your home (depending on your property) will be the first thing potential buyers will see. So why not increase your chances of a glowing first impression, by giving your front garden a little TLC?
If you’re looking to impress potential purchasers or passers-by, avoid a messy property exterior and keep it free of any rubbish or clutter at all times. A neat front garden doesn’t have to be a lot of work, all you need is a neatly trimmed lawn, well maintained trees and shrubs (if you have them) and perhaps a lick of paint on any front gates or fences you may have.
There’s also no need to fork out for extensive landscaping or showy features. As long as the front area of your home is neat, free of any junk and has an inviting appearance, you’re ticking all of the right boxes. However, if you do have some money to spare, feel free to go the extra mile – perhaps with some beautiful flower baskets, a small water feature or a newly paved driveway? The more attractive your home’s exterior, the more positive potential buyers are likely to feel before they’ve even set foot through the door.
Tip #2: Consider Fitting New Windows
Investing in new windows is a simple change that can make a big difference. After all, who wants to see rotten or flaky wooden window frames? If you don’t already have some, new double-glazed windows won’t only modernise the overall appearance of your property, they’ll also reduce your energy bills. A huge benefit that won’t go unnoticed by potential buyers.
For a sleeker modern look and easy maintenance, opt for powder coated aluminium or plastic for your frames.
Tip #3: Don’t Forget Your Doors!
Another easy and relatively budget-friendly way of revamping your home’s curb appeal is to update your property’s front door and if you have one, your garage door too.
If you already have a modern and secure front door, then even a quick coat of paint may do the job. Consider a bold new colour for your door, especially if your home is white. Or even look into a new design for your house name or number to set your home apart from the neighbours. These are small changes, but will help to give your home some personality and catch the eye of potential buyers…
The same should apply with your garage door. If your garage door has any signs of wear and tear, be sure to get them repaired. Or even invest in a new door, to better compliment the appearance of your home and improve your home security.
To improve your curb appeal you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Even if you only apply just a few of these small changes, they’re guaranteed to have a big impact on how quickly you sell your home.
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