Consider the first impressions. 'Kerb appeal' is the expression that's most often used to describe how a property should look to buyers seeing it for the first time. What you are really aiming for is a property that looks well-maintained and is clean and tidy. Buyers want to move in without having to do lots of little d-i-y jobs, such as repairing guttering and painting the garage door.
Those properties that look as though they have not been looked after will also create the impression that there might be other, less obvious faults hidden away that might surface later. If the guttering is wonky, for example, perhaps the roof may be damaged in some way. All sorts of similar thoughts will go through a prospective buyer's mind.
All you need to do is to stand on the pavement on the other side of the road, and look at what you are selling. Starting at the roof and working down and around the property and up to the garden gate, ask yourself if it all looks well-maintained, clean and tidy. Where it does not, fix it!
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