Autumn is the season of magic and mayhem for selling your home.
On the one hand, the light is lovely at this time of year, and when the sun hits the leaves on the trees, they take on a golden glow that gives your photos a shimmering lift.
But on the other, the weather can play havoc with your front-of-house presentation as the prospect of overflowing gutters, littered lawns and withering plant life becomes real.
Whether online or in person, the outside of your home is the first thing most buyers will see. It can generate enquiries, set the tone for viewings, and give someone enough confidence to offer.
With that in mind, our blog this week is all about brushing up every little corner of your autumn kerb appeal, including:
So, if you’re planning to sell your home this autumn, you’re in exactly the right place to get your kerb appeal on point as a magnet for the best buyers around.
First impressions are formed within seconds, and one study found that 93% of buyers pass judgment on a property from its outside appearance, so your kerb appeal matters in spades.
In short, think about kerb appeal as the poster for a movie, the artwork for an album, or the packaging for a product: it’s the visual gateway to your home that can turn a passing glance into serious interest.
With shorter days, it’s easy to miss autumn’s gradual toll on your front garden, particularly when you’re rushing to work or doing the school run. But buyers will notice, so it pays to keep the following in check.
If you’re too busy or simply not up for the task, it’s worth employing someone to keep everything tidy. And for a picture-perfect welcome at any time of year, put those wheelie bins away as well.
Cracks can look beautiful in pottery and oil paintings, but not so much on the outside of your home, so pop outside for a quick maintenance audit to see if anything needs some attention.
Buyers often associate exterior repairs with great expense and hidden problems, but many jobs are easy to fix, and the cost is more than covered by selling faster at a higher price.
With autumn comes rain, and a watertight home is priority number one. So while there’s still time to get ahead of the weather, use this checklist to spot and solve possible problems before they turn into drama.
Perhaps it goes without saying that for any leaks in the past, you should make good any stains or damage to remove the thought in the minds of buyers of expensive surprises ahead.
Just like a new pair of shoes can add the finishing touch to an outfit, your front door can be the icing on the cake of your kerb appeal as a friendly invitation for your viewers to step inside.
Finally, never underestimate the power of a glowing porch lamp with a soft-tone bulb. Not only for a warm and wonderful welcome, but also for viewers to find their way in the darker evenings.
How does your home’s kerb appeal compare?
If you’re looking to sell your home in the Wilton & Salisbury area this autumn, we’d love to help you maximise its value and wow everyone who comes to view from the moment they arrive outside.
Call us on 01722 580059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-strings chat about your plans, and let’s see how we can work together to make your move a success.
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