News The importance of getting the front of your house right
Published by Ben on 13th June, 2017
There are many factors that impact on how you feel about your home and how potential buyers view your property. While every homeowner should look to make their home as welcoming and as appealing as possible, when selling your home, it is essential that you take steps to make the home look as good as it possibly can. It is natural that people will consider the inside of their property when presenting it or welcoming people to view it, but you should never underestimate the importance of getting the front of your house right.
First impressions are important
It stands to reason that the front of your house is important because this is where first impressions of your property are formed. You want to create as good an impression as possible, so spend some time focusing on the front of your property. This means approaching the property from different angles and if you are struggling to view the property with fresh eyes, get some assistance.
It is vital that you ensure the front of your property is clean, tidy and that there is nothing needing repaired or maintained on show.
You have a chance to create a style
If your home already has a style, embrace it and bring it out. People that are fortunate enough to live in an old style property need to ensure that they retain the style of that era or vintage. Bringing contrasting styles can be confusing and will put people off of your home. There have even been homeowners who have lowered the value of their property through adding modern windows to a period property.
When you make changes to your property, make sure that they are in keeping with the expected style and tradition of the property.
Make sure that all repair work has been carried out
This has already been highlighted but it is a point that is worth repeating and reinforcing. You want to make sure that your home is in good repair because if a potential buyer sees problems on the outside of the home before they even step foot inside, they are going to be concerned about the problems that may await them inside the property.
It is essential that your roof, window, front door andpath/walkways are maintained in excellent condition and that all repair work has been carried out.
The security of the front of your house is essential so focus on this aspect
Your front door has a big role to play in creating a positive first impression. You should give your front door a fresh coat of paint and ensure that has a vivid colour, although don’t be too bold or unusual. You should also look to improve the security of your front door. The most common entrance points during a break-in are doors and windows, so if you can show that you have taken steps to improve the security of these aspects, you’ll find that a potential buyer has a greater level of confidence in your property.
Make sure the entrance to your home is welcoming
You should ensure that just inside your front door is in good condition too. This means making that sure that it is clean and tidy and that you have a welcome mat that guests can stand on and clean their shoes. You should also provide storage for hats, jackets, umbrellas and shoes if required, while providing storage for keys is a convenient option that will appeal to many people.
There are many factors involved with making your home as stylish and as attractive as possible but you’ll find that there is significant importance attached to getting the front of your home fixed in good condition.