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How to improve your property’s kerb appeal

by John Saunders
24th Apr 23 2:57 pm

Are you thinking of selling your property? Whether you’re committed to a house move or you’re simply considering the idea of putting your home on the market, it’s likely that your attention will soon turn to how to attract prospective buyers.

And attracting buyers is more important than ever, especially as the property market is undergoing a major shift. After house prices soared during the pandemic, they’re starting to come down now. This means that, as a seller, you might need to pull out all the stops to make your home stand out.

So, ensuring every room looks pristine and fixing any issues, such as faulty electrics or untreated damp patches, are key to casting your home in the best light. However, any efforts you go into inside could go to waste if the outside doesn’t make a great first impression.

Having kerb appeal is crucial for snagging buyers. But what is kerb appeal? And how do you improve yours?

What is kerb appeal?

Kerb appeal is how attractive your property is from the street. Properties that are neat and tidy from the outside are likely to be more inviting to would-be buyers than those that are neglected or not well maintained.

While the inside may not necessarily reflect the outside, getting buyers to cross the threshold begins with focusing on making the exterior look good.

Here are some ways to do just that:

  • Fresh paint

Giving your fence a fresh coat of paint or updating the colour of your front door can immediately revamp the outside of your home. Taking the time to treat fences and replacing slats can also go a long way towards boosting the overall aesthetic.

  • Lighting

Once your fences are painted and treated, you might decide to add some dainty lanterns along them. Alternatively, if you have a tree in your front garden, solar powered fairy lights wound around the branches can look charming and create a  pretty effect.

  • Flowers and plants

You don’t have to be green fingered to introduce flowers to the outside of your home, however if you enjoy gardening then this could be your time to shine. If you have a front garden, make sure the grass is neat and free of weeds. Should you have a flagged patio to the front of your home, adding some pots filled with anything from perennials to lavender outside the front door can add a cheerful burst of colour.

  • Tidy up

As well as making updates and introducing new additions, make sure that everything looks neat. Clear away weeds, remove any debris, and if you have a driveway in the front, power wash the stone to make it clean.

Are you thinking of selling soon? What will you do to give your property kerb appeal?

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