When it comes to selling real estate, first impressions count for a lot! And for your purchasers those first impressions register before they even cross the threshold of your home. Lots of potential buyers will do a drive by before they even book a viewing so creating great kerb appeal is vitally important. Thankfully, it’s not so hard to do and there are plenty of ways you can make a real difference on a modest budget or with just a little time invested.
Here are 5 ways you can boost your kerb appeal…
Focus on your fence – If your fence has seen better days then it’s time to lavish a little TLC on it. A coat of Cuprinol will go a long way to giving it a face lift, and be sure it stands to attention with fixes and repairs as necessary.
Dust down the driveway – A stiff broom or pressure hose will pretty up your pathways. If you have paving then attend to any weeds or lichen that might be growing between stones.
Clear the clutter – We’ve talked about decluttering a lot when it comes to preparing the interior of your home for sale; but it’s just as important on the outside. Nobody wants to trip over garden tools or toddler’s toys. Porches and entry ways naturally accumulate items that were on their way to the storage shed and didn’t quite make it. So a tidy up will likely be in order.
All hands on deck… Or in the garden. – Have a family working bee to get the garden ship shape. Depending on the season, things may be looking a little sparse. Invest in some pots or planters with some beautiful colours to cheer up your visitors.
Make an entrance – If you’re thinking of selling, one of the quickest and easiest makeovers you can give your home is a fresh coat of paint to your front door. This blog from the archives might offer you some inspiration on which colour to choose.
If you’re thinking of selling contact us today for a free property appraisal.