Selling Your Family Home? Make Sure It Oozes Curb Appeal!

When it comes to selling your home, you need to make sure that your house has curb appeal. There are certain things that you can do to the outside of your home to help the moving process. Think about it as walking into a shop to buy something; if the item is not properly presented and isn’t appealing to you, there’s no chance that you are going to open the box and look inside to have a further inspection.

Front Garden 

If you are lucky enough to have a front garden, this is the first thing that the visitors to your home will see. If you can’t manage the lawn, or know that the upkeep of things like plants etc are going to be hard for you to maintain with other commitments that you have to stick to, you could try and learn how to lay block paving to give you a simple solution. This will probably also provide you with more space to park cars, which in growing families is an attractive commodity. If you have block paving already, make sure that you remember to pull up weeds that often grow in between the lines of the bricks. Make sure that, if you are deciding to sow seeds, you are planting them in the right season to bloom at the time that you are planning to sell your house (if you are thinking that far forward!)

Back Garden

Families are constantly on the look for a big garden, but if this is something that you don’t have, you need to show that it is something completely different – that it is maintainable. While this isn’t curb appeal as it can’t necessarily be seen from the road, it is often one of the first things that people look for when searching out for a family home. There is nothing than busy parents desire more than a patch of space that will look good without having to put in the effort to get it there. If it’s looking bare, you can pop a few shrubs, plants and flowers in, to make it look more attractive. Different people look for different things, and you can’t please everyone with what you’ve got to offer them. Instead, you need to think about what will appeal to the majority.

Windows and Doors 

The condition of your windows and doors can say a lot about you. If they are made out of wood, as in the frames, sills and front door, make sure that they are freshly painted and varnished over to give an appearance that you care about your home. Most people do care about their homes, of course, but often neglect the upkeep of the woodwork. If you have plastic windows and doors, give them a good clean down with a cloth – especially if you have just had a rainy or windy few weeks. You will be surprised at just how much dirt is actually picked up by the cloths that you wipe over them.

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