Increase your kerb appeal and make the best first impressions

Kerb appeal, a prospective viewer’s initial first impressions of your property, can play a huge part in the sale of your home. We all know that a successful sale is normally down to getting viewers over the threshold and if your property is looking its best, you will have a better chance of getting these all-important viewers through the front door.

Selling your property can be stressful so why not take advantage of these seven simple tips to help make the process a little easier:

  1. Fix the obvious
    If the front gate is hanging off its hinges or there are loose paving stones in the front path, have these items fixed.  If the doorbell is hanging off the wall or the front light is not working, these first impressions will be remembered.

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  2. Keep the garden tidy
    It doesn’t take much to mow the lawn or give those borders a quick weeding and a well cared for garden implies a well cared for home. Also, think about adding some low maintenance pot plants to give instant additional colour to your garden.

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  3.  Think about freshening up the exterior paintwork
    I’m not suggesting spending a fortune here but if you are able to give the exterior a quick freshen up, this can work wonders with first impressions. Peeling or cracked paintwork is never nice to look at.

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  4. Keep windows and doors clean
    Bright sparkling windows will give the impression of a fresh and clean home. Also, have those gutters cleared out and get rid of any protruding weeds.

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  5. Get rid of the clutter
    This applies to the interior as well as the exterior.  No one likes to see a messy garden or untidy rooms.  Clearing the clutter gives an impression of space and order and lets people imagine where they are going to put there own belongings. Remember the old saying of ‘less is more’ works wonders here.

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  6. Keep it neutral
    Shocking pink might be your all-time favourite but it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.  Keep it simple with low-key neutral tones as this gives the impression of a ‘blank canvas’ and lets viewers imagine putting their own stamp on the property.

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  7. Keep it clean
    This one might sound rather obvious but it’s often a point that many sellers overlook. An unclean home can be very off-putting and leave a lasting impression.  It can be such an easy thing to fix and all it will cost is a bit of elbow grease.

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Taking control of the simple things can work wonders. It can help to increase your viewings which in turn will generate more interest in your property and hopefully achieve a quicker sale.  For more information or assistance with ideas, please contact our Property Department to arrange an appointment with one of our Property Managers.

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Euan Stewart, Property Manager
Estate Agency
Blackadders LLP

www.blackadders.co.uk

 

Arbroath Fireworks Display Donation

Our Arbroath team were delighted to once again support the Arbroath Fireworks Display. Our Angus Area Manager Brian Main said that “The Arbroath Fireworks Display, which takes place every year as part of Guy Fawkes night, is a fun and free event which Blackadders are delighted to be able to contribute towards“.  The image shows the team handing over our donation, a cheque of £100, to the event organiser, Karren Cuthill.

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New Window Display in St Andrews

Blackadders are delighted to announce a new display window within St Andrew’s town centre, Property Services Director Martin Paterson commented – We are delighted to be able to provide a town centre display within the heart of the St Andrews.  Having been involved in the sale of houses within St Andrews and surrounding area for over thirty years I’m delighted that we can further enhance our service to our existing clients within that area.  St Andrews has always been the jewel in the crown of North East Fife and continues to be a most desirable place in which to live.  There are many varied and interesting house types throughout the town and we are noticing the increased demand for all types of property within the St Andrews boundary.

In general, the St Andrews market continues to be buoyant with the recent restriction on HMOs opening up many properties for principal or second homes.  The lack of new build also creates further demand for existing homes.  In the event of anyone having any queries regarding having a free, no obligation valuation carried out on an existing home or indeed if anyone is thinking of purchasing in St Andrews I can be contacted on 01334 800600.

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Blackadders provide a comprehensive and innovated cost-effective marketing service including access to all major portals, 7-day service and expert local expertise. For more information about our services or to speak to a member of our team please visit our website www.blackadders.co.uk