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How To Create ‘Curb’ Appeal For A Spring Sale…

February 24th 2014
By: Acquarone

A potential buyer will normally make up their minds about buying a property within the first few minutes of a house viewing, so creating the best first impressions if vital to securing a sale.
 
Curb appeal – make sure that the front garden is appealing, if you only have a drive then make sure this is weed free and add some hanging baskets and pots. Dead plants in pots, rubbish bins and weeds are a big, no, no.
 
Plant some ready flowering bulbs – if you haven’t planted any bulbs, then consider going to your garden centre and buying potted spring flowers, this could give a real splash of colour to your garden in spring.
 
Turn your attention to the outside of your property, and ask yourself whether it looks clean and fresh? Having dirty, tired paint work or badly pointed brick work can ring alarm bells in a buyers mind, so if this is the case, get some quotes in to improve the look of your home.
 
Grass – if you have a lawn in you front garden then make sure this is cut (if it’s not too wet), spring is a great time to reshape grass boarders. If your grass has seen better days, because it is in a damp position, then consider artificial alternatives or paving.
 
Doors and windows – make sure the paintwork on these is up to scratch, as if there is loose flaky paint, this could put off a potential buyer.
 
Make sure your home is inviting – if your home is well lit outside, this will make a big difference if your potential buyer is visiting on a dull day or in the evening.
 
Finally if you would like any individual advice on how to present your property for a sale then why not call into your local branch of Intercounty for a chat and a coffee or call us on 0844 8111090.