Give Your Home Buyer Appeal

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If you want to have buyers flocking to your doorstep the second the all-important for sale sign goes up, before you do anything else, you need to improve the appearance of your home from the outside in.

Most people will spend some time improving the inside of our property before we put it on the market, and that’s important for sure, but fewer people ever bother to do any DIY on the outside of our homes before they go on sale. This is a big mistake because, after all, first impressions are important and the first thing buyers will see isn’t your expensive kitchen or comfy lounge it’s the building itself.

Here are a few things you can do to give your home buyer appeal from the second they set eyes on it:

Repaint the Front Door

The front door is one of the first things buyers will see and get up close with, that means that it needs to look good. If the paint on your door is peeling, or simply painted an unappealing color, it will put people off, so add a new coat of paint, and perhaps a shiny new handle or knocker to start things off right.

Install Siding

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If you have a decent budget to bring your house up to standard before you sell, you might want to consider home siding installation as an option. It, more than almost anything else will have your home looking as good as new, which will attract buyers from far and wide. If your home already has siding, before you sell, ensure that you thoroughly clean it with a power washer, to stop it appearing old and grimy.

Tidy Up the Garden

If the garden is unkempt, it’s only natural for buyers to think that maybe the rest of the house will be in a similar state of disrepair, which along with the work it’ll take to get the garden looking good, could put them off even seeing your home. So, roll up your sleeves, pull up the weeds, mow the lawn and get the garden at least looking tidy.

Light the Way

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If you’re going to have people viewing your property in the evenings, it might be a good idea to install a couple of lanterns on either side of the front door. They’ll help to light their way, and the soft light will make the whole house, including the garden, look a little bit more magical.

Clean the Windows

Dirty windows might not equal a dirty home and a lack of maintenance, but buyers don’t know that, so if you don’t want them to make negative judgments about your home before they get through the door, keep on top of your window cleaning duties inside and out.

Create an Impressive Entrance

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Finally, do your best to create an impressive entrance to your property, whether that be installing a pretty wrought iron fence, ensuring that your wall is in good condition, or lining the driveway with lots of pretty trees, this will make your property more inviting to potential buyers, making it easier for you to sell your home.

Have you sold your home recently? Did you update your exterior to attract buyers?


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