Giving The Front Of Your House A Facelift

When selling your property even the front of your house has to cater to what the property market wants. Potential buyers will make snap judgements on how they feel about the house just from seeing the outside, so you need to make sure that it is in top condition.
This guide will provide you with some helpful tips on how to make the most out of the house you are trying to sell.
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Painting

A paint job is a sure fire way to revamp the front of your house. It not only refreshes your house but it will also make your property the one buyers will remember.

A simple paint job using white or cream will create the neutral tone that many buyers are attracted to as well. Subtle colours, rather than statement colours, are the way forward when it comes to improving the exterior of your home.

Painting the exterior of your home will even make it more likely for you to get the asking price as the buyers won’t have to do it themselves.

 

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Landscaping

A well looked after front garden will also attract more interested buyers. Simple concrete slabs making a path to the front door give the impression that the house is cared for, and will be the same on the interior of the property as well.

Trimmed hedges and shrubs, with well-kept flower beds make for a great introduction to the house. It is also true that older properties look better with climbing plants along the side of the house, however these must be kept in check as overgrown plants only serve to overshadow the rest of the house.

 

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Trimmings

Attention to detail on the outside of your house is also worth spending time on. Keeping window sills clean and well looked after is a must, as windows are what potential buyers look at when they are first introduced to a house.

A simple check for damp and then a coat of paint will make them look perfect against the rest of your house. Making sure all woodwork looks fresh and is not affected by woodworm is key, as it is another touch that buyers will be looking for. Any repairs to the front door should be completed before viewings. It’s the little touches that make sure you’ll get a quick sale at the price you’re looking for.

The final touch should be clean and fluffy towels. Indulge in the best for your new home and show them off to buyers. Subconsciously suggest luxury and you can’t go wrong.

 

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Article by Charlotte di Placido


Bonus Tips

Make sure that the outside is kept tidy. Store gardening tools in the shed or garage and clear up any leaves or gardening debris before viewings

Useful Links

http://www.howtopaintahouseright.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9724821/Seven-step-winter-garden-clean-up

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