Following yesterday’s post about how to make a great first impression when selling your home where we talked about the importance of quality photography for your property, today we’ll be discussing, ‘pavement appeal’. Remember, the key is to think like a buyer. Get inside their head and see your home through their eyes.

Pavement Appeal
Think about the approach to your property. As a potential buyer walks towards your home they will be asking themselves ‘could I live here?’ So you need to do everything you can to make that answer a resounding ‘Yes’. Go outside and approach your house as a buyer would. What do they see? The broken fence, the cracked paving stones or how about an ugly old door? The major elements to focus on are the walkway up to your property, the front door and any ornaments – it’s always advisable to depersonalise each space including any front garden and walkway by removing ornaments that are an ‘acquired taste’.

Think about your front door. Is it clean and freshly painted? If its tired and dated and paint won’t do the job, maybe consider replacing it with something new, but in-keeping with the house. If the budget runs to a colour, blue is always a popular choice. You could look at other equivalent properties in the area for ideas.

In part 3, we’ll be discussing depersonalising and decluttering your property. If you would like any help on making that all important first impression, give me a call on 0115 9629770 and I’d be more than happy to help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Phil Wardle, Sales Manager - Striving to treat every property as if it is our own.


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