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Smartening Up Your Home's Exterior

Selling your home isn’t the easiest thing in the world. You are going to want to make sure that you sell your home quickly and that you get the right price for it too. You might not feel that you have much control over the process, but there are things that you can do to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

One of those things is to increase the kerb appeal of your property. This means that you improve the way that your property looks when a potential viewer turns up at your door, or even before they get that far.

Not sure how to go about this? We have put together our guide on how to make sure that your property has plenty of kerb appeal.

Fix things that are broken

One of the last things that someone is going to want to see when they arrive to a view a house are things that are broken. Your gate shouldn’t be hanging off your hinges, paving stones should be in the right place and fences should be complete. Once you have these things in order, you are already on the first step to creating an appealing home.
Think about your front door

One of the first things that someone is going to notice about your home is your front door. Which means that you need to make sure that it looks its best. Some front doors can be transformed with just a lick or two of paint, whilst others need to be replaced completely. If you need to replace your external door then you might want to take a look at experts such as George Hill Timber, who will help you to make the most of the entrance to your home. There are lots of doors on the market and some are definitely better than others. Wooden ones tend to look more impressive than PVC, for example, so take your time and choose right.

Mow your lawn

If you have a front garden with a lawn, then congratulations, you are very lucky indeed. The only thing is, a messy garden that looks unkept may make the viewer think that it takes a lot of maintaining. If you get out in the garden and take the chance to mow your lawn before a viewing, then you will make sure that your garden looks neat and tidy and potential buyers won’t be worried that it is going to be hard to keep up with that look.

Keep it clear

When you know that you have someone coming to view your home, you are going to make an effort to clean up and tidy things inside the home. The same should apply to the outside of your home. Sure, you are not going to be able to completely clear things away, but if you have things that you keep meaning to move out of the way, make sure that you do.

Give your windows a clean

It is all too easy to forget your windows when thinking about cleaning the exterior of your home. However, grubby and smeared windows might make someone think that the rest of the house is messy and dirty. Which, if the person hasn’t even booked in for a viewing, they could be put off even making an appointment.

Think about the smallest details

Sometimes it is the smallest details that can make a huge impact on the way things look. The same applies to the exterior of your home. You might not care too much that the number on your door sits at a funny angle, but this is the kind of thing that could put off someone else. Plus, it won’t take you too long to fix either.

Dress things up with flowers

You may be surprised by just how much better you can make the exterior of your home look with flowers. This is why so many people pack their gardens with flowers of all colours and varieties. If you are lacking in space, or time, then you could always add a hanging basket or a potted plant or two. This may be simple, but it really adds a touch of colour.

With some simple changes, you can soon see a huge improvement to the way that the outside of your property looks. Not only will this make the, hopefully, short time that you will be living there, that much easier for you. But it will also make sure that you achieve the best price for your property, and sell it as quickly as possible too. Which is exactly what you are going to want.

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