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You’re hoping to sell your property, but there’s no time to wait. Maybe you’ve found the perfect family home, you need to relocate quickly because of a new job, or you’re making the decision to downsize your life for more wiggle room in your monthly budget, either way, the mission is the same: to sell your home fast. There are things you can do both externally and internally to attract first time buyers and those already on the property ladder. But today we’ll focus on the nectar that attracts potential buyers in the first instance – the exterior. Read on to learn how to sell your home fast with a home exterior overhaul.
For the most part, people who are interested in buying your home, unless they’re investors, won’t want the heavy burden of doing the repairs you didn’t have time to do. As you know, moving home is a costly process in itself, and so the thought of having to move to a new property that needs some much-needed care may deter your buyer’s sights to the house for sale next door. It might even cost a bit more money, but it means they can move in and not have to worry about what needs doing instantly. Take a look around the front of your property and assess your essential to do’s. Do you need a roofing company to fix a few of the tiles that have blown off the roof? Or someone to remedy the cracks in your drive? You may initially be reluctant to open your purse for these repairs. However, in the long run, it works out better if it means you can sell your home quicker and possibly add value to your home. Meaning you can sell it for more and make back the money you spent anyway.
A well kept, attractive garden adds structure and beauty to the front of your home, not to mention hide a multitude of sins. A bland brick exterior without any greenery and budding flowers can look quite dull and uninviting. With that said, it’s time to whip out your garden tools and devote some of your attention to de-weeding your garden borders and the pathways. Next move on to shape and prune shrubs that have overgrown, and plant some pretty perennials that will sit well with your existing home exterior. For instance, if you have a red door, purchase some red and white flowers to offset against your green shrubs. This will create a pleasant, welcoming flow through the garden towards the entrance.
A cost-effective way to overhaul your home exterior is to freshen it up with a lick of paint. If you have a rendered home exterior, you could repaint cracked and worn paint with a new coat. And the painting doesn’t stop there. You can also change the color of your door, your garage, and even your window frames!
Although we shouldn’t judge a book by a cover, when it comes to house buying, we often do. Another top tip is when you overhaul your homes’ exterior, always keep potential buyers and your neighbors’ homes in mind. The reason for this being you don’t want to make any garish, drastic changes that make your home stick out for all the wrong reasons. Your home should remain in-keeping with the rest of the street, and also be attractive to buyers by being presentable, well maintained, and requiring little work.