The experts suggest enhancing the street appeal of your home because first impressions count. There are many ways for you to do this, beginning with:
1. FRESHENING UP YOUR HOME WITH A NEW COATING OF PAINT
If the paint on the exterior walls of your home is the same paint that it originally came with, chances are that it is already discoloured or peeling off. Either way, fading or flaking paint is an eyesore and reason enough for any prospective buyer to cross out your home from their list.
2. FIXING ANY BROKEN WINDOWS, OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES OR STAIR TREAD
Most, if not all, homebuyers are detail-oriented. They will notice that tiny crack on your glass window or glass door, the flickering lamp on your front porch, and the broken step leading to your porch. If you really want to leave any prospective homebuyer with a stellar impression of your home, make sure you don’t leave out any of these details behind.
3. POLISHING OR REPAIRING THE ROOF
Depending on the type of roof you have installed for your home and the extent of damage it has, you may have to repaint, replace or retile it—partially or completely. Prospective homebuyers may not see the roof of your home completely, but they will surely notice if there are rusty spots or broken tiles on your roof.
4. MAKING IMPROVEMENTS ON YOUR FRONT DOOR
If you want to find out just how welcoming your home is, take a long, hard look at your front door. This is one of the first things that homebuyers will see when they check your property. Ask yourself: is the doorknob or door handle still functioning? Does the paint on my door still look freshly applied? If your door has glass panels (i.e., French door), do these panels still look sparkling clean? If your door has hinges, do the hinges still work as they should? Check each part of your front door closely and make the necessary repairs.
5. SECURING THE PROPERTY WITH A PRIVACY FENCE
Privacy is a big deal, particularly when you are at your own home. Installing a privacy fence will ease the worries of any prospective buyer and assure them that their privacy is guaranteed and has been taken care of.
On top of these, you also need to make sure your front yard is clean and neat. Do not underestimate the value of a well-manicured lawn—or rather, the value that it will add to your home’s appraisal value—and what a difference it could make in the buyer’s final decision.
In the Australian climate, insects are a major concern, so having your windows and doors covered with insect screens will also increase the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers.
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