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Why kerb appeal is so important when selling your home

First impressions count don’t they?

Like most things in life, we make judgement’s about things in the first seconds when we meet someone or arrive somewhere for the first time. So, when it comes to selling your home, it’s important to think from the outside in. When viewers visit your home for the first time they will make important decisions as they arrive outside that could have an effect on whether they buy and the offer they make.

So what is kerb appeal?

Kerb appeal is a term used to describe how attractive a home is as someone arrives for the first time. Clearly there are degrees of scale to the term. A palace or castle has kerb appeal in spades. But a regular semi, terrace or detached home can have a great deal of kerb appeal. Simply presenting your home in a tidy and updated way can help immediately.

Take a long look from the other side of your street. What do you see? Compare your property with your neighbours.

Five quick kerb appeal solutions

Still not sure what to do? Here are five things we think could help depending on the condition of your property.

  • Cut grass, trim hedges, prune trees and remove weeds. Simply front garden updates will help to remove viewer doubts about having to update the garden area.
  • Jet wash paths and drive ways and remove weeds. This simple trick can make block paving, tiles and even concrete look like new!
  • Clean windows! Simple yes? This will also help viewers when looking from the inside out too.
  • Paint the front door and clean door furniture. Does the bell work? Pick popular colours like black, red or anthracite.
  • Use a brush to remove cobwebs and leaves from eaves and gutters and wipe with a cloth. It will make a real difference.

How much will this work cost me?

These simple and effective tricks can make a real improvement even to the most tired of exteriors. But long term deterioration to windows and roof lines may require significant investment to make a difference if they are beyond simple cleaning techniques.

This short list of housekeeping tricks won’t break the bank. The cost of a tin of paint and perhaps the loan, hire or purchase of a jet washer aside, these updates are more about elbow grease and time, than emptying your wallet or purse!

Your property pictures will really stand out too. Interior staging is a huge help when selling a home, but lets not forget the outside first. We don’t want those all important buyers driving past and not stopping because they don’t like what they see.

Good luck improving your kerb appeal!

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For more information about selling your property in Richmond, Twickenham, Sheen, Mortlake and Putney, please get in touch with our multi award-winning team at Parkgate Estates on 0208 940 2991.

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Emre OvacıkEmre Ovacık
08:38 01 Sep 23
Very responsive, informative and always kind people. We didn't have much time, but they helped us with creating some time in their agenda and squeezing us in. We rented our place just in time, thanks to them.
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12:21 22 Feb 23
Parkgate has been my agent of choice for a number of years now and has secured good tenants for my properties. They are hard working, respond in a timely manner and best of all are always friendly rather than aggressive or overbearing, which is the case with many of their competitors.
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15:01 02 Feb 23
Excellent service throughout.We rented a property that they manage for 4 years.Parkgate team is very professional and approachable. Way better than dealing with a big agency, they offer a more personal approach, always available and willing to solve any issues.From the tenancy agreement to handing the property back, it has been a real pleasure working with them.
Catherine BrownCatherine Brown
12:16 30 Aug 22
I have had an eight year relationship with Parkgate, in fact they originally sold my flat to me 12 years ago in Putney. Their service and professionalism is unrivalled. They managed the leasing of my flat from 2014 and assisted me to negotiate the successful sale just now in 2022. Chris has been there throughout with an open door and no request too trivial to assist. Klaudia negotiated my sale and worked with amazing tenacity throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Parkgate to anyone in the Putney/Richmond area, they know their stuff.
Ali ChampkinsAli Champkins
10:16 31 Jan 22
We have had a wonderful experience with Parkgate and would highly recommend them. Chris was brilliant on the valuation - what we liked is he was totally honest about our chances of selling and gave us the positives and negatives about our property (such as facing a council estate!). Other agents tend to just gush over the good bits which is great, but actually not that helpful.The selling process was great - we were given good feedback from the viewings and got the price we wanted within about 8 weeks.We really have nothing but praise for Klaudia and Chris, it's been really enjoyable, easy and stress free and we will be recommending Parkgate to all our friends in the area and our building.***** Thank you! *****