Does your home have kerb appeal?

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Selling your property means that you need to be at the top of your game. Taking nice pictures of your property isn’t enough when it comes to enticing a potential buyer. You need to make them see that your property is exactly what they’ve been looking for and to achieve this your home has to be inviting and appealing from the moment a buyer pulls up at the kerb. You want them to feel that sense of excitement as they wonder if this house could be the one.

But, how can you achieve this? Well, here you’ll find 5 simple steps you can take to boost your homes kerb appeal!

Update your front door

The front door to your home is a practical necessity. We don’t often give much thought to them. Except when we’re looking to buy a property! Your front door is a major indication as to what lies on the other side and it sets a precedent for the property as a whole, so – make it a focal point. Make it eye catching and make any potential buyer desperate to turn the handle and step inside. Check out these luxury front doors for a little inspiration.

Maintain your windows

Your windows are just as important when it comes to making an impression. Damaged window frames, wooden frames that need replacing, peeling paint, cracked uPVC, and even grimy windows can be enough to put some buyers off. So, set aside some of your budget to make sure your windows are in good condition and that they’re clean! Keep your drains and gutters clean while you’re at it too.

Tidy up your paths and driveway

It’s easy for nature to take its toll on your pathways and drive. So, you need to keep on top of it if you want your house to make a good impression. Keep those creeping weeds at bay and try not to let them break through the cracks. Sweep regularly and consider hiring a power washer to blast away years of dirt and grime – you’ll be astounded at the results!

Look after your front lawn

Manicuring your front garden might sound like a big ask – especially when you’re worrying about getting a sale. However, a well maintained garden really can make a difference. So, keep the lawn short and all those bushes and plants in check. If your garden is a little bare, then a pop of colour with some planters bursting with pretty blooms should do the trick. If you don’t have a front garden, consider a couple of symmetric flower tubs on either side of your front door.

Repaint those fences

If your garden gate is a little squeaky, doesn’t lock or is in need of a little TLC, then now is the time to get it sorted. Fix or replace anything that isn’t right and then consider repainting your fence to freshen it up. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes – you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!


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