Boost Kerb Appeal for Dazzling Winter Home Inspections
First Impressions count when selling a home
Creating a Positive Impact
Appearances are everything when selling a house. If you're selling a home with a front yard during winter, it's important not to forget about boosting kerb appeal.
A polished front yard could be the make-or-break feature for many possible buyers. For others, a tidy front garden isn't necessarily going to sway their purchasing decision in itself. However, it does set the scene of what else they can expect.
Making sure the front of a residential property is picture perfect goes a long way to encouraging buyers to take a serious look inside. First impressions count, so get your kerb appeal up to scratch before you host open inspections!
Hey Mr Postman
First things first - where is your letterbox, and what colour is it?
It might seem like a small factor, but a letterbox in a bold shade that's in good condition can make a big difference. Whether it's a glossy red or a matte navy blue with a silver trim, a new letterbox can be an inexpensive addition that could make all the difference.
Blast it Clean
If you've got a front path made of cobbled stones or a patio that's looking a bit worse for wear, it might be time to give it a thorough clean.
Hire a water blaster and clean all exterior areas that are looking grimy, dusty or otherwise unappealing. You could even hire the services of a professional to water blast your entire property, if it's looking shabby.
Front Door Fun
A brightly-painted front door can add charm to any property and add personality to your home.
Plus, if your existing door's paint is chipped or peeling, this is a good excuse for a fresh makeover.
Create a scene of relaxation around your front door, if possible. Think an outdoor chair for reclining in as well as a potted plant or two.
Lights and Flower Beds
Creating focal points in your front yard adds charm to the area, but that doesn't mean you have to add a whole family of gnomes.
For instance, a small flower bed or a series of stone pavers can look stunning.
Consider installing outdoor lights in line with the front path. They likely won't be need to be switched on during an open inspection - unless you're hosting one for night owls - but they will send a message of reinforcement to potential buyers. It's one less thing they'll need to think about doing if they buy the property, which instantly makes your home a more attractive prospect.