When it comes to selling houses, first impressions can be everything. Your house’s appearance could make or break the deal, especially if you want to sell it quickly.
Presentation is everything, so you have to make sure that your house is in tiptop condition to attract potential buyers. Don’t give a reason for potential buyers to say no before they’ve even seen inside. Tidying up the outside doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Follow our DIY tips to appeal to buyers straight from the kerb.
The Front Door
Your front door should say ‘Welcome, come live here’. It’s one of the easiest and quickest things to fix yourself.
Usually houses are a neutral colour, so make your front door pop with a bold colour that will complement the rest of your house.
Unless your house is already brightly coloured then choose white to avoid any clashes.
If you have a wooden door and it’s looking a bit worn down, repaint it with a rich brown colour. It’s little things like this that help improve the appearance of your house.
Dirty windows will make people think dirty house so make your windows shine. Buy some glass cleaner to avoid streaks and start wiping.
If you have wooden window frames and sills, repaint them to complement the door. This will make your house look brighter and newer.
Clean your curtains or replace them with a light fabric or modern blind that will give a sense of light.
Make sure the outside of your house is as clean as it can be. Pay attention to gutters, porches and anywhere where dirt can gather.
If the paint on the outside of your house is chipping or peeling badly, it’s time to repaint it. This will brighten the appearance of your house and make it more attractive.. Potential buyers don’t want to see a worn down house.
Grab some paint. The choice of colour is up to you, but make sure that you match the window frames, sills, porch and door too.
If you have a fence and gate, touch them up with paint too. Neutral colours are usually best, as any clashes in taste won’t get in the way of a sale.
Add more to your kerb appeal by simply cleaning up your front garden. If you’ve neglected it lately, trim the trees and bushes.
Mow your lawn, pull out the weeds and grab a broom a sweep away dead flowers and plants. Some potted plants in colourful pots will make your garden look more attractive and alive.
Your garden needs to be kept tidy because you are trying to sell your house after all.