When a potential buyer arrives at your house you want them to instantly fall in love with it. However, that won’t happen if your property has poor ‘Kerb Appeal’.
Here are 8 simple things you can do to make your home look more attractive from the outside:
Decorate Your Doors: Does your front or garage door look tired and need a lick of paint? Those are the first thing buyers will notice. A pretty entry will give people a great first impression.
Wash Your Windows: Wash all of your windows, inside and out, as this will give buyers a fresh feel as they walk through your home. Plus, if you have a good view or a lovely garden to look at, then clean windows will allow them to do that.
Pressure Wash Your Outdoor Surfaces: Pressure washing your outdoor surfaces is a quick and easy way of freshening up your house’s outdoor appearance. If you wash your driveway, garden path, your porch or decking then this will give your home a ‘like new’ feel.
Landscape Your Garden: Make sure your garden looks tidy. Cut your lawn, weed your flower beds, trim your trees or plant some nice flowers to make your garden look prettier. A tidy garden gives out a great first impression as it shows buyers you’ve taken care of it.
Gut Your Garage: We all use our garages as a dumping ground from time to time but when you’ve listed your home for sale then a clean out is required, otherwise it might put buyers off. They want to visualise what they can use the space for. Consider using a storage unit for a little while if you’ve items you just don’t want to get rid of.
Replace or Paint Your House Number: It’s amazing how many homeowners neglect their house number. Does yours need a lick of paint or can you get a new one made? A pretty house number will make your home stand out and give off the impression that you’re house proud.
Replace Your Welcome Mat: Buy a new welcome mat for your home as it’s one of the first things potential buyers will see just before they enter your house. You want to make people feel happy when they walk into your home, not left wondering what state the inside will be if your welcome mat is anything to go by.
Are All Exterior Lights Working? It’s easy to forget about outdoor bulbs that may have gone out. Have a quick sweep around your property and replace any bulbs that may have popped. Also, you might want to add some outdoor lighting to emphasis certain features of your property.
Just a few simple maintenance tasks can make a huge difference to whether your house looks attractive to buyers or not.
If you prepare your home in the right way to hit the market then you’ll help ensure your property will be sold quickly and for the best price possible.
Thinking of selling? Get in touch today for a FREE home valuation contact Kirsty on 07787573390.