Moving home can be one of the most stressful experiences that you can go through. No matter how well you plan and prepare, and all the precautions you take, it can still cause a lot of headaches as well as backaches.
Selling your property can be a stressful experience too. Getting your home ready to put on the property market, and having prospective buyers visit your home can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming. It can be particularly stressful if you have your home on the market but no one buys it.
Before putting your home up for sale, many people will do a little construction work and fix up or renovate areas of their home to make it more attractive to potential buyers, but many overlook their driveways, paths, and their gardens or yards.
First impressions mean a lot in real estate, so we have put together this quick guide to why having a smart and presentable driveway can make it easier to sell your home. Don’t let a cracked and worn driveway come between you and a sale!
The First Bite is with the Eye
In restaurants and catering, many chefs say that people take their first taste of a dish or meal when they first lay eyes on it. Presentation is key, and the perfect meal can be ruined by poor presentation. This is true for houses too.
No matter how well decorated or presented the inside of a home may be if the outside looks worn or poorly maintained it can diminish all the decor that prospective buyers find on the inside. The look of your home and the impression it gives to people when they pull up to it for the first time can have a huge impact on how people feel about a property and whether they want to live there.
Houses with Driveways are in Demand
A driveway is a highly sought after feature for a home. Most families have one or more vehicles that they need to park, and having a space for it on a property is ideal.
If you have a worn and cracked driveway you are missing an opportunity to add another desirable feature to your home that many potential buyers will be looking for. Repairing driveways is quick, easy, and inexpensive too. Resurfacing your blacktop driveway can be done in an afternoon, and you can even use the opportunity to add extra features like lines for parking spaces.
Make the Most of Your First Impression
When your home has a good looking and fresh driveway and path, you should make the most of the first impression our house gives by doing a little light landscaping and tidying up your front yard or garden.
Plants and flowers are always a pleasant addition to a front yard, and even if you don’t have any grass or earth to plant in, you can use large pots and raised planters to get the same effect. The beauty of this strategy is that you can take them with you when you move!
Don’t let a cracked and damaged driveway hold you and your family back from moving to your new home. Give your driveway a fresh look and your home a better first impression and you will sell your property faster than you may think.