Creating a strong first impression is not just for meeting people; it is also important for selling a property. The exterior of the home sets the tone for what a person can expect when they enter the home. If the exterior of the home looks neglected in any way, it can create a negative mindset before a person has even stepped foot in the property.
In today’s market, potential buyers have noted the importance of curb appeal. It is believed that some people make their decision about a property in less than 10 seconds. This means the first impression of a property is as equally important, if not more, than the interior.
Whether you are thinking of moving and selling your property, or have recently put it on the market, here are just a few ways to help you boost your home’s curb appeal.
The Power Of The Exterior
When potential buyers arrive at your home, the first thing they will look at is the overall look of your house. It must look as if it has been well looked after. Also, it is easy to spot a home that has had a treatment done to it, like roughcasting. Not only does it look visibly appealing but it also helps to insulate the exterior of your home, helping to reduce heating costs for the property. A benefit that many potential buyers will be interested in.
Fortunately, numerous local businesses offer to roughcast a home. Areas as far as Ayrshire you will find businesses, like Wall Coating Scotland, that offer roughcasting in Ayrshire. It might seem like a large project to invest in, but the result will have a massive impact on how potential buyers view your home.
Windows To The Home
Homeowners have highlighted one of the most important factors to help improve a home’s curb appeal was well-preserved windows. Aside from looking attractive, clean windows allow extra light into the home to create a brighter space overall. Luckily, it is not a difficult or expensive task. Whilst higher windows are more challenging to reach, numerous hardware stores now offer tools to help you reach those harder to reach spots. Having windows that are sparkling clean on the front of your home will effortlessly contribute to the curb appeal.
Updating the front of the garden does not require you to spend a significant amount of money on plants and garden decorations. Having overgrown grass and shrubs can have an impact on your home’s curb appeal, as potential buyers will view it as being extra work they will need to undertake.
Cutting the grass, pulling out weeds, clearing the pathway and also trimming the hedges can make a significant difference. 67% of homeowners highlighted the importance of a tidy front garden that had no weeds and trimmed hedges.
Having a well-maintained front garden will be beneficial in adding to your curb appeal, in particular during the summer months on the days when the sun is out.