Whether you are looking to sell a property or let out a property creating a positive first impression and ‘kerb appeal’ is essential, first impressions count for a lot and getting the front how your house looking its best can be the difference for both market appeal and price.
At a time when more and more viewings are conducted online, kerb appeal has never been more important! Appealing exteriors will attract more interest and can ensure the best price for your property is achieved.
We are told to never judge a book by its cover, this definitely is not the case where property is concerned and many decisions are made before buyers\tenants even walk through the door with many doing drive by viewings you never know about. Also remember the front shot of your house will be what the agent uses to promote your property, this will be your advert.
Here are some simple cost effective tips to increase your property’s kerb appeal.
Keeping your front garden neat and tidy is essential to kerb appeal. Bushes should be trimmed back and keep the grass mowed. If its practical to do so add a pop of colour even in pots to spruce up the garden and create a wow.
Patios and driveways really come to life with a simple jet wash, it can make driveways look like new. Remove weeds and moss etc. and anything that shouldn’t be there.
If its possible give your door a fresh coat of paint, this will make everything around it look newer. If the door is UPVC invest in some decent cleaning products to really scrub the door and make it sparkle, don’t forget the door numbers and letter boxes.
Swap out any old door mats for a new fresh one, tidy around the entrance and if its Autumn and the leaves are all over, scoop them up even though this will feel relentless when they are back again the next day!
Clean windows not only look good but they have the added benefit of letting in additional light making the property appear brighter and more appealing.
Also think about what you have up at your windows and on your windows, clutter at the windows can be off putting for any potential buyers\tenants, keep things simple and minimal.
Show how a space can be used, if you have a sunny corner that fits a table and chairs use it, you can strategically place your garden furniture to make space look more user friendly and spacious.
Hopefully by using this guide you can create a fabulous first impression and encourage buyers\renters to take that first step inside.