To date, we have very much focused on the inside of your home to ensure that potential buyers can see the space and light around your home, without the distractions of clutter, dark walls and dirt. It’s time to focus on the outside of the property and it’s curb appeal. After all, it is the front of the property that will make buyers click through to view the rest on websites or stop and take note of estate agents number if passing by.
For the reasons I just described, curb appeal is very important. It sets the expectations for the inside of the property. An overgrown lawn, dead flowers or bags of rubbish are such to put potential buyers off before these even enter your uncluttered and clean home.
Look at your property ensuring that:
· gutters are cleared out and are not overflowing
· the roof is not covered with moss
· the window frame and facias are freshly painted if they are wood
· the lawn is mowed
· shrubs are trimmed
· the paving slabs are jet washed and not loose
· clean the front door and ensure the door number is visible
· declutter the garage and any sheds if you haven’t already
· bins are hidden from the front of the house
And finally, add a bit of colour with seasonal plants in pots to show off your house to it’s best.
If you don’t have time, ask a gardener or handyman to help. They will do it in half the time.
Next week we will look at staging the property, ready for the estate agent.