appeal and first
impressions are vital to a property sale because buyers first
impressions stay with them.
buyers drive around an area looking for FOR SALE boards the front of your home
tells them a lot about
the condition of the interior.
a potential viewer likes what they see from the marketing pictures
online or in a local estate agents window - they judge the property from
first impressions and decide whether its worth the time to view.
they book a viewing appointment, when they arrive to view they make a
decision within the first few minutes based on their first impressions.
Its important to make
the most of those first impressions and attend to home
improvements to the frontage and entrance way to ensure that you receive as
much buyer interest and positive first impressions as possible.
It doesn't have to be expensive and whether you repave a drive, weed,
cut back overgrown trees or hedges or just clean or paint the front door will depend on your
property price, housing market conditions
and potential gains.
The drive above would risk optimum selling price.
£100 spent on gravel and cleaning paving provided a low cost and fast
upgrade to improve property marketing potential here.
to ensure kerb appeal
Tidy the garden and
clean paving, weed and cut back any overgrown shrubs or trees.
Broken and dead lower pots should be removed and
repairs dealt with.
Clean or freshen the paint work and the door handle, letter box and
Potted plants with
some colour or bay trees will make the entrance appealing.
windows are clean inside and out.
Window sills should be
free of clutter.
Curtains should be hung neatly.
Put wheelie bins out
of site wherever possible.
that the hall looks inviting
have to cost the earth.
lighting, a tidy up and a new
door mat made all the difference here.
Tips to improve the
entrance and hallway
Ensure adequate lighting plus a table lamp if possible.
A well placed mirror adds interest, light and space.
Thin items on the coat/shoe racks to a minimum.
flooring and use a rug or runner to add colour.
Make sure the house
smells fresh immediately on entering.
Fresh flowers or a plant to add
a touch of colour and life.
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