Video: Does kerb appeal matter when selling?

Kerb appeal matters. Buyers search online first to narrow down their choices to a short list. Once they’ve done that, they will drive by the home first before attending an open home.  


Remember that many people will drive by in the evening, too. If your home looks neglected and like it will need a lot of work to bring it up to standard, your potential buyer may take it off their short list. 


So engage professionals to improve the kerb appeal of your home. Call the gardener to mow and edge the lawns so they look crisp, trim any bushes, prune unruly trees and mulch the flower beds so the garden looks easy care. 


If you have a pool visible from the street, make sure it’s sparkling and compliant. Exterior paintwork, paths and pavers can become grimy so get in some worker bees to pressure wash the exterior – even the roof if it’s covered in lichens or mould or is stained from gum leaves. 


You might consider repainting your front door and paintwork if pressure washing doesn’t achieve what you expect. Replace your letterbox if necessary, and make sure your house number is clearly visible from the street. Importantly, review exterior lighting and ensure your home looks inviting at night. Finally, add a new doormat, some greenery or colourful flowers to your entry. 



Karen Page
Friendly, caring and attentive, Karen Page is a customer focused professional with a genuine passion for helping people transition through the different stages of their life.