Easy Ways to Boost Kerb Appeal

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression; this is certainly true when it comes to selling your house. A buyer may need time to make an informed decision to purchase – but they typically need much less time to dismiss a house out of hand. Kerb appeal can help you make that all-important first impression. Here are some easy, inexpensive, projects to pursue:

?     Paint your shutters, window trim and doors. This will make your home look sharp and welcoming. Choose a good-quality exterior paint, and feel free to add some personality to your door. While it’s good to use neutrals elsewhere, put a little pizzazz on your door – a bold red, green or black is eye-catching.


?     Cut the grass. Can’t get much cheaper than that! Whether you do it yourself or throw the neighbour kid a few quid to cut it for you, make sure everything is trim and neat. It’s simply – too simple to ignore! People will notice straggly, overgrown lawns.


?     Stage your porch. This is valuable space, so make the most of it. You can add a few rocking chairs and end table, complete with a vase of flowers, glasses ready for iced tea or a tea cart. See what you have room for; again, while you want to use neutrals inside, outside, you can display a bit more “pop.” Colourful cushions for chairs, bright rugs, and bold hanging baskets are all great ideas.


?     Add lighting. Make sure you have a porch light or entryway light that fits your home’s architecture and add lights (solar is great) along with your paths and any features you want to highlight (e.g a koi pond or a garden statue).


?     Clean the windows. Windows are a great selling point and an attention-grabber for buyers. Make sure they look their best, inside and out.


The Doorsteps team is here to help you with more tips, advice, and services to ensure you sell your house quickly. Contact us today.

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