Does The Exterior Of Homes For Sale Really Matter?

5 December 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

The exterior of the house speaks volumes to a potential buyer. Buyers visualize themselves pulling up to the driveway, walking the lawn, or welcoming friends and family to their would be home. What they see on the outside compels them to take a look inside.

When visual appeal from the exterior of your home fails to take hold when they approach the house for a show visit, then in all probability it will be a very hard sell. As such, the importance of an appealing exteriorcannot be overstated when you're trying to sell your home.

If you are about to put up your house on the market, ensure that, alongside other minor and major interior repairs you might need to make, you have given due attention to the exterior.

You wouldn't buy a house with a drab looking exterior. So you will find it hard to sell your house when it looks shabby and unkempt.

Improve Your House Exterior before Putting It Up For Sale

By having an aesthetically appealing exterior, you are not only increasing the chances of a sale in an already competitive market but you are also adding value to the property and giving it a chance to fetch more. You can do this by

1. Repairing Your External Walls

By repairing the external walls where necessary, shutters, broken windows, and loose gutters you are giving the house a new face. An old dilapidated ugly exterior is major turn-off to any would be buyers.

2. A Fresh Coat of Paint

You want the house to stand out for all the right reasons. Outer walls that are smooth with a fresh inviting color are attractive from the initial minutes a potential buyer sets their eyes on the house. These minor improvements will give your property a facelift that will make all the difference to the price.

3. Giving Your Doors and Windows an Upgrade

A new set of windows and doors can make your home look new and vibrant from the outside. Try and ensure that they are positioned to let in as much natural light as possible and are wide and large.

4. Lighting and Landscaping

A well tended garden speaks of tranquility and gives the home character, repaired pathways and drive ways will complement a well tended lawn. You can cap it off by doing some simple but good yard lighting.

When all these exterior factors come together, a home will not stay on the market too long, no matter how modest.