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Boost Kerb Appeal for Dazzling Winter Home Inspections

On Jun 18 2014
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  • Selling
  • myLJHooker Home


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. 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!

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.