Kerb appeal

News at Kings Estates | 08/09/2017

The importance of kerb appeal… 


Selling your property is competitive especially if there are similar properties for sale on your road or in neighboring roads. What can you do to put your property above the rest? Having a good ‘kerb appeal’ is very important. Buyers will drive around an area before deciding if they want to view a property there. If there are two properties on the road but they only have time to view one you want to make sure your property is chosen.

Maximise your chances of getting buyers through your door by making the outside of your property presentable and welcoming. Take a look at the outside of your property and imagine what potential buyers would pick up on. You may overlook small maintenance jobs but these small factors could be the difference between your property and the one down the road that your viewer offers on.

Keep your front garden tidy and maintained. Potted plants can add a touch of welcoming colour. Could your front door benefit from a clean or a fresh coat of paint? Is the paintwork on the windows flaking?  Is the garden fence leaning to one side? Are the fascias and soffits looking dirty? Try to hide bins away out of view…


The housing market can continue during lockdown in England

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on 4 January, announced England will move to a new national lockdown that requires, under UK Coronavirus Alert Level 5, people must stay at home, except for limited exceptions.

House moves are a limited exception and, therefore, are still be permitted to go ahead. Guidance issued by the UK Government states people can still move home, however, people outside a household or support bubble should not help with moving, unless absolutely necessary.

Estate and letting agents and removal firms can continue to work with property viewings still also allowed if anyone is looking to move.

It has been stressed the importance of following the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

Housing market activity returned on 12 May 2020 in England and has continued ever since due to the Government's belief in the importance of the sector and confidence that agents are operating safely.

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