If you’re looking to sell you’ll want your home to give the best possible first impression to house-hunters. Our guide gives you a few tips of what you can do without maxing-out your credit card.

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Your Front Door
It’s one of the most notable features of your property’s exterior and when done right can, really make your home stand out from the crowd. You can put as much effort into this as you’d like depending on the amount of time you have and your budget. Whatever you do though, make sure the door is clean and the furniture is polished. If you have a timber door, give it a lick of paint so it’s fresh and inviting. You could also add a custom house number. They aren’t expensive and will give your home a more unique touch.

The Driveway
At the very least, make sure it is free of weeds, and if you can, give it a blast with a pressure washer. Over time, through natural wear and tear, there is bound to be a crack or two, so try and look at it through fresh eyes. Does it do your house justice, or does it look tired and in need or a re-surface? Resurfacing is a big expense but it could have a really big impact if your drive is looking tired & unloved.

The Fences and Gates
If your property doesn’t currently have a low fence around the property, maybe consider putting one up? It will give your home more privacy and make it stand out on the street. Fencing isn’t hugely expensive and can make a real difference.
Don’t forget to check that any current fences aren’t wobbly & any gates don’t squeak. You don’t want your potential buyer’s to be greeted by a squeaky gate and wobbly fence.

The Garden
This is something that you can choose to blow the budget on, or you can keep things simple. In any event some greenery or flowers at the front is a must. Well stocked hanging baskets can make a big impact. The minimum amount of work required for your front garden is to ensure the grass and hedges are cut on a regular basis and any unwanted vegetation is removed. If you’d like to go the extra mile, add some colourful flowers in your borders
If you don’t have a front garden, then it's worth adding a bit of green to the front of your home. Maybe purchase a few flower pots or pick up a couple of hanging flower baskets.

Add a few defining features
Another way to make your exterior stand out is by adding a feature or two. You don’t to go crazy and start pruning the hedge in to the shape of a chicken, but adding a unique item to give your house character can really make it stand out from the crowd. Think about storm lamps, sculptures, or topiary pots for instance. Something you can take with you to your new home.

For advice on selling your home and presenting it to achieve the best possible price, just drop us a line – we’d love to help.

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