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Judging a book by it's cover - tips to boost your home's street appeal

WE’RE told that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in the case of house-hunting, the façade of a property is one of the first and most important impressions you can give.

Buyers are driven by both emotion and practicality, so not only should your house project the kind of quality that is worthy of their investment but also the kind of lifestyle they could live. Here are a few simple tips sellers can use to boost their street appeal and sale price of their home.

House Painting - The aesthetics of a home are the first thing that buyers are drawn to, so consider the external paint and finishes as a window into the home. If a fresh coat of paint for the whole home is not feasible, consider repainting the door and window frames.

Garden Design - Now more than ever, a house surrounded by lush garden provides a welcome escape for those stuck at home. Regularly mulching plants every few months prior to sale will get them looking their best. Similarly, pruning any overhanging branches or overgrown plants will create a sense of care while also bringing light and visibility into the area.

House Façade - It’s easy to become immune to the wear and tear on your home, such as rusty gates or scratched front door paint. These are easy fixes that can have a major impact on people’s perception of the home, and resale value.


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