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How to Maximise Curb Appeal: A Guide to Selling Your House Fast

David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Oct 16, 2023, 13:42 PM
In this guide, we'll explore how to boost curb appeal, improve it on a budget, and share some creative ideas that can help you sell your home fast.


How to Maximise Curb Appeal:  A Guide to Selling Your House Fast

Curb appeal is the first impression a potential buyer has of a property. It's the art of making your home look attractive from the street, enticing people to want to step inside and see more. At Peter Anthony, we know the importance of curb appeal cannot be overstated. A well-presented property with strong curb appeal not only attracts more potential buyers but also commands higher prices. In this guide, we'll explore how to boost curb appeal, improve it on a budget, and share some creative ideas that can help you sell your home fast.

How to Boost Curb Appeal

Landscaping

A beautifully landscaped front garden or entrance can transform the entire look of a property. Consider planting colourful flowers, maintaining a manicured lawn, and adding some strategically placed shrubs or trees. Ensure that the landscaping complements the style of the home and doesn’t cover valuable aspects such as window views, for example.

Exterior Paint

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your property's curb appeal. Choose a colour that's inviting and complements the overall aesthetics of the neighbourhood. Ensure that the paint job is flawless and that any peeling or chipped paint is addressed. Spray painting is a great way to achieve this as it covers a large surface area without leaving brush marks, with a highly durable long-lasting finish.

Front Door Upgrade

The front door is a focal point of the house. Upgrade it with a stylish new door or give the existing one a fresh coat of paint and new handle. We would also recommend adding decorative elements such as a hanging basket and a welcome mat for a warm friendly touch.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting not only enhances safety but also adds atmosphere to your property. Install well-placed outdoor lighting fixtures to highlight architectural features and pathways. Solar-powered lights are budget-friendly and eco-friendly options.

Clean and Declutter

A clean exterior is essential for curb appeal. Power wash any walkways and driveways. Remove any clutter and ensure your garden tools are out of sight, and your bins are tidied away or hidden in a designated bin store.

How to Improve Curb Appeal on a Budget

Paint Touch-Ups

Instead of repainting the entire exterior, focus on touch-ups. Fixing minor blemishes and repainting only the areas that need it can save you a significant amount of money.

Thrift Store Finds

Visit thrift stores or online marketplaces for budget-friendly decor items. You might find vintage garden furniture or unique outdoor decor that adds character to the property without breaking the bank.

Mulch and Edging

A simple mulch application and proper edging can make your flower beds and garden areas look neat and well-maintained. Mulch is affordable, and edging can often be done with simple tools.

Curb Appeal Ideas

 

Curb Appeal Ideas

Install Window Boxes

Window boxes filled with blooming flowers or greenery can add charm and colour to the exterior of the house. Ensure they match the overall style and colour scheme of the home.

Symmetry and Balance

Symmetrical elements, such as matching outdoor light fixtures or identical planters on each side of the front door, create a sense of balance and appeal to the eye.

Highlight Unique Features

If your property has unique architectural features, such as a decorative porch railing or ornate window frames, make sure they stand out by using appropriate lighting or paint colours.

How to Sell Homes Fast

Professional Photography

Invest in professional estate agent photography to capture your property at its best. High-quality photos can attract more potential buyers as lighting, angles, quality equipment and editing are all considered.

Staging

Properly staging a home can help buyers envision themselves living in it. Try setting up drink stations with a fresh coffee scent drifting through the house, along with cook books and well placed beauty products in the bathroom.

Pricing Strategy

Work with a dedicated estate agent to set the right price for your property. Pricing a home competitively in the area can attract more buyers and lead to quicker sales.

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Effective Marketing

Utilise various marketing channels, including online listings, social media, and traditional marketing methods, to reach a wider audience of potential buyers.

Responsive Communication

Quick response times and excellent customer service can make a significant difference in the selling process. Ensure that you are readily available to answer inquiries and schedule showings.

Curb appeal is not just about making a property look pretty; it's about creating a lasting first impression that can lead to a fast and profitable sale. By following these tips on how to boost curb appeal, improve it on a budget, and implement creative ideas, you can maximise its potential to sell fast. Remember that every detail matters, from the landscaping to the lighting, and that a well-presented property can be the key to your success in the estate market.

Thinking About Selling Your Home?

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Book today, it's free! Or visit our branch pages for Levenshulme & Burnage, Manchester City Centre, Stockport, Liverpool and Salford.

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