Spring Into Action And Improve Your Property’s Kerb Appeal
Spring is traditionally considered one of the best times of year to sell your property as your garden comes into bloom and viewers take advantage of the bright evenings to visit your property.
One of the key factors of selling your home is making it attractive to potential buyers and maximising your kerb appeal. Potential buyers form an impression from the kerbside within eight seconds. In today’s competitive property market, you need to make sure your home stands out and you want it to look the best on the street.
Your front garden is the first and last feature your viewers will see so it’s important it is looking at its best. Mow the lawn, trim the edges and bushes. Cut back hedges and shrubs and remove any tired looking plants and weeds to keep the garden looking tidy and colourful. An attractive front garden will look great in the brochure when marketing your property.
Jet-washing is a great and easy way to remove grime and dirt. Jet wash any decking, driveway, paving, steps and UPVC facings. The path or driveway to your front door should also be swept clear of leaves and be free from rubbish.
It’s a good idea to hide wheelie bins away if possible – investing in bin storage is an effective way of obscuring them from public view.
For such a small part of your home, your front door can have a considerable effect on the appearance of your property and is one of the first things that people are going to look at. If it’s a wooden door, consider giving it a fresh lick of paint with a colour that compliments the house. If it’s a UPVC door use a specialist cleaner to remove any dirt. You might also want to replace the handles, locks, letterbox and old house signs/numbers with fresh new ones. Invest in some outdoor finishing touches such as a new welcome mat, trellising or potted plants.
Make sure your windows and window frames are clean and sparkling. Dress your windows with blinds or curtains – naked windows can make a place feel neglected.
When showing your home, you want to give potential buyers an idea of the lifestyle they could enjoy. Show off your decking or patio area by setting up your garden furniture, creating a welcoming al fresco entertaining area.
Lighting up the front of your home can be an effective way to highlight features and can make your doorway feel safe and welcoming.
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