First Impression is Key: Curb Appeal Makes or Breaks Property Sales

Many sellers underestimate the importance of a good first impression, according to a recent study by eXp UK. The research reveals that potential buyers can be turned off by a property’s exterior so significantly, they might walk away without even stepping inside.

The study found that nearly a third (29%) of prospective buyers would abandon a poorly presented property after encountering a negative first impression. Furthermore, a whopping 70% of Britons admitted a neglected exterior would color their overall perception of the home, potentially leading to lower offers.

“Curb appeal is crucial,” says [expert name], a property expert interviewed in the GB News article. “Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in the home, and a well-maintained exterior is the first step towards that.”

While minor issues like overflowing gutters or a cluttered garage might not be complete dealbreakers, the majority of respondents (93%) indicated they would be less willing to pay top dollar for a property with a neglected facade.

The takeaway for sellers is clear: investing some time and effort into sprucing up the outside of your home can significantly improve your chances of attracting serious buyers and achieving a successful sale. This could involve simple fixes like power washing the siding, trimming overgrown bushes, or adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

By prioritizing curb appeal, sellers can ensure their property makes a positive first impression and avoids turning potential buyers away before they even get a chance to experience the home’s full potential.


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