Kerbside appeal – you only get one chance to make a first impression

Have you heard the expression “kerbside appeal”?

I think it came over from America, but it’s a useful shorthand to help us remember that, when you’re selling your home, a potential buyer’s first (and last) impression, is vital.

What someone see when they first look at a photo of the outside of your house, what they see as they drive past to check it out, what they see as they pull up in the car to view the property, and what they see as they drive away, is all vital.
Here are a few ideas to maximise that “kerbside appeal”:
  • If you have a front garden, it is well worth making sure it is tidy, weed free and with the lawns mown.
  • If you have children of a certain age (anywhere between 2 and 25 in our experience!) try to make sure that there aren’t piles of pushbikes on the front lawn when people are due to view. My own sons always believed that if they left their bikes on the front lawn, that a magical fairy would tidy them up, all too often I was that magical fairy!
  • What’s on your windowsills? Take a critical look from outside. If anything needs tidying up it is well worth doing so.
The great news is, that as we take our photographs of your home, we will make sure we show it off in the best possible way.
If you’re thinking of putting your property in Harrogate on the market, do give us a call and we can advise you how best to prepare it for sale – it’s what we do.
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