Considering selling your home? Why street appeal is everything.
How do you make your property scream SOLD as soon as potential buyers see it?
If you are considering selling your home you want to ensure it has street appeal and leaves a good lasting first impression to potential buyers.
Here are a few tips to maximise street appeal if you are considering selling:
- Make sure paintwork is up to date. Especially for Queenslander style homes, the quality of the paintwork will make a significant first impression. Flaking peeling or faded paintwork will instantly make your home look unloved and out-dated. Re-painting is one of the simplest ways to add street appeal to your home. Either applying a fresh coat, or by changing the colour, you will instantly make it look loved and well looked after.
- Decorate your driveway. The driveway is often the most overlooked elements of the front of a home, but the most used! A tidy, or even decorative driveway complements the exterior of your home and instantly adds perceived value. If your driveway is looking tired or boring, there are various options to give your driveway a makeover.
- Landscape. Tidy, green front lawns show that the property and home is well maintained. Also think about the maintenance factor, potential buyers may be looking for a low maintenance garden so consider low maintenance plants and flower beds.
- Roof maintenance. A rusty roof or sagging gutters will scream maintenance costs and unwanted expenses to potential buyers. With a little professional love, roofs can look brand new and considering they are imperative to the structural soundness of a home, will be appreciated by potential buyers.
These are just a few of the ways you can add value and street appeal when considering selling your home. It is amazing a good looking home can increase it’s perceived value.
Follow these tips to ensure your home leaves a positive lasting impression, and wait for the offers to come in!