10 reasons why your kerb can sell your home

10 reasons why your kerb can sell your home

Posted on Sunday, June 5, 2022

Selling a home is all about first impressions, and there is no bigger first impression than your property's kerb appeal. To make sure you are fully prepared we have put together 10 reasons why your kerb can sell your home.

 

1. Front door

Your front door can make a statement or disappointment. It may be a communal front door but it is still the first thing that a buyer will see when they arrive at your property. Make sure you give it a clean and if possible, a fresh coat of paint. Think about the choice of colour to ensure it complements the period of your property.


2. Door number

You will be surprised by the number of properties that do not display the number of their property on the door. The last thing you want for a viewing is potential buyers that are confused by which property is yours.

 

3. Plants

No matter how small your front area is, there is always the potential to add planting. Use pots or plant boxes and fill them with seasonal in bloom plants and flowers. Make sure you have eradicated any unwanted weeds or moss to give a clean and fresh appearance.

 

4. Steps

We all know how grime can creep up from the street on our steps and pathways. Give them a spring clean with a power washer and you will see them come back to life.

 

5. Neighbours

How your neighbours' home is presented can reflect on yours, if you feel they are looking a little worse for wear why not offer your services to give them a quick makeover.

 

6. Bins

Bins can make the most beautiful property look less attractive. If it is bin day, organise for your bin to be collected by a neighbour or a friend.

 

7. Create symmetry

Symmetry creates a sophisticated entrance if you are adding plants or trees make sure you place one on either side of the front door.

 

8. Lighting

Ensure your property has outside lighting, remember your potential buyers will probably visit your property at different hours of the day and night, a night makes it feel more homely but also secure.

 

9. Exterior façade

Just like your front door, the façade will give an instant impression of your home. We are blessed with having some of the most beautiful architectural buildings that create an impression with their form, but you can enhance this by making sure that the windows have been cleaned and window frames have a fresh coat of paint.

 

10. Parking

If your property comes with parking, make sure this space is empty of directions to it have been given to your estate agent. Frustrations in finding somewhere to park can mean that the viewing starts on the wrong foot, give your buyers options of where they can park allowing them to arrive at your property with a smile.

 

Creating the right kerb appeal will help any potential buyer to start falling for your home before they open the door. At The Apartment Company, we are here to support you through all aspects of selling a property, and this includes how to present your home for sale. For a specialist service, you need a specialist estate agent, The Apartment Company.

 

 

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