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5 easy ways your home can attract buyers with kerb appeal

When it comes to selling your home, you want to make sure it stands out from the crowd and have buyers rushing to see what it has to offer.

First impressions matter, and how your home looks from the outside can impact how buyers view the inside.  If you wow them from the kerb, chances are they will enter with hope and anticipation. However, if they arrive and feel disappointed, it will take twice as much effort for your property to win them over. 

Here are 5 easy ways you can improve your home's kerb appeal and attract buyers.

1. Spring Clean

You may have had a spring clean of your interior, but what about the exterior of your home? Whether you have a large garden or a small outdoor space, make sure it’s clean and sparkling! Sweep up any fallen leaves and give your windows a good clean. Don’t forget to fix any tired or broken gates and fencing, and could even give it a touch up of paint if necessary.  A power hose is a great way to spruce up your driveway and patio, taking the time to get rid of those pesky weeds.

There’s nothing worse than arriving at a property and the first thing you notice is the bins! If you can, move them away from the front of your property.

2. Something green

A touch of colour can truly transform the kerb appeal of any property.  A couple of potted trees placed on either side of your doorway will give it a touch of elegance or you could always add some colourful seasonal planting to any flowerbeds.  Healthy plants and flowers don’t just make your home more attractive, they also show the buyer that you care for and love your property.

3. Caught my eye

The focal point of any kerb appeal is your front door.  You have probably walked down a street in the past and noticed a door that has caught your eye.  Without realising it, you may look out for that home every time you pass.  Your front door can say a lot about your property, so make sure yours is looking its finest.  Wooden doors should have a fresh coat of paint; make sure you choose your colour wisely, navy blue and heritage green are popular and well-liked shades.  If your front door is plastic or composite, you can get specialist cleaning solutions in order to make it look like new.

4. Shine a light

Come winter or summer, rain or shine, you can’t predict what our wonderful British weather will throw at your enthusiastic potential buyers.  Allow your home to give them a warm welcome by adding some external lighting, so even if the sky is grey, your home will look inviting.

5. What’s your number

We all know how frustrating it is when you are looking for a house and you can’t find it!  The name or number of your property may be hidden behind foliage, or not on display at all.  The last thing you want is your buyers arriving frustrated as they haven't been able to identify which house is yours.  If you can’t see it from the roadside, then how will they?

For more advice on how to prepare your home for sale, contact our team today on 01904 650650.

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