When people decide to put their home on the market, they will more often than not be concerned with the interior rather than the exterior, but this majority focus on the interior could be a mistake. Ok, admittedly, every potential homebuyer will have a good look at the interior to ensure the windows are in good condition and the central heating is functioning as it should, but what about first impressions? Many prospective buyers will approach the house, and a large majority will get a gut feeling as to whether they can visualise themselves living in that property. A scruffy garden, less than pristine guttering or a barely fit for purpose driveway are not going to score the seller many plus points.
What Can You Do?
You can start by doing a few routine jobs yourself, giving the garden a makeover and painting the gate and fences is probably a good place to start. There are several jobs you can do yourself to make a start, but care must be taken not to endanger yourself or others whilst doing jobs such as tree felling or gutter cleaning.
Aside from the routine tasks you can do yourself, there might be certain jobs that you need to outsource to the experts. For example, if your driveway is beyond repair you will need to contact a respected team of driveway specialists to perhaps install a new one. As far as first impressions for prospective buyers go, few things can have as much impact as a brand-new driveway. Please see below for a few ideas as to the type of driveway you might be able to opt for, based on both your budget and your style preferences.
- Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveway – A very popular choice for homeowners and available in a range of colours and finishes
- Plain Concrete – A timeless classic that delivers a clean and crisp looking driveway that is also highly durable
- Pave Cut – A more contemporary choice but can look fantastic providing the design fits in with the existing landscape and architecture
- Coloured Concrete – Another popular choice with a range of available colours that can be blended in with the surrounding environment.
Although having a new driveway installed can be a relatively substantial investment, it will separate your home from other similar properties in the area that are also for sale, therefore giving you an edge when it comes to attracting the attention of prospective buyers.
Getting the Right People to Help You
In order to bring your property up to standard for sale, you will need to use experienced tradesmen in order to get the best results. Many concrete specialists can also provide garden landscaping services and also design and install patios and paths.
If you are thinking of putting your house on the market in the near future and need some help improving the external appearance of the property, Concept Concrete are well placed to help. For a quotation please call FREE on 1300 366 343 or send a message using our online enquiry form.