You have one chance to make a good first impression – this is a crucial element if you are trying to sell your home.

While most people focus on beautifying indoors, the exterior of your property is just as important. The space between your curb and your front door is as essential to the property value as the interior.

Most buyers make up their minds in the first few minutes of arriving at a property and will decide if they like it before they even get out of the car. It can be hard to shake off negative first impressions!

If you’re about to put your home on the market or your house has been on sale for a while, it’s worth seeing what improvements you can make.

A well-maintained pathway and driveway is important

If you have a front garden and driveway, you can massively inject a dose of curb appeal. Consider the path through your front garden as a journey to your home, giving visitors an all-important first impression. Doing up your drive or adding a decorative entrance gate can make all the difference to a property’s sale ability.

If you want to create the impression of safety and security, consider adding fences or raising their height. Privacy is vital, and improving the feeling of seclusion will add value. It’s not about bricking everything in. Consider steel ornamentation on gates and fencing to create a feeling of elegance and style.

Care for your windows and doors

Should you not have a driveway or front garden, focus on doors and windows. Stand outside and contemplate the look of your home through a buyer’s eyes. Could the door or windows do with updating? Consider painting or restyling to add a tasteful entry to your home.

Choose a front door that will keep with the overall design of the home. For example, an oak design offering a natural look or glazing panels to create more of a contemporary look.

Window guards will add an air of sophistication and class to your property, alongside providing a sense of excellent security.

Redesigning your garden to make sure it is not only attractive, well-designed and tidy, can make the property more appealing

It’s so important to get green space looking pristine and cared for. An unloved front garden speaks volumes about the overall state of the premises. Trim back shrubbery, weed, and make sure the whole area is neat. Perhaps introduce hanging baskets, window boxes, or flower beds.

Structures within the garden, such as pergolas and trellises, can create distinct areas for different functions like seating and storage. This will extend a buyer’s perception of the amount of useable outdoor living space and will add value.

Get help from professionals.

Many professional companies can visualize how space can be utilized to its full potential. Unless you are a Do-It-Yourself specialist, we highly recommend employing the services of skilled experts to ensure maximum resale value and curb appeal for your home. Who knows, you might love it so much, you decide to stay!