Buyers can be fickle. Just when you think you have your home perfect, someone comes along and questions your taste and judgement in the home improvements you have made.
It can be a disheartening process, especially as you have so much emotion invested in your home that selling it can prove difficult. As well as ‘taking the emotion’ out of it, you also need to be pragmatic and practical about home improvements. You need to question what each change is adding to or taking away from your home.
The driveway can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home and here’s why:
It is an often unsung hero and one that no one really notices until it has quite obviously seen better days. Pitted and rutted with potholes, cracks and strewn with weeds, a poor driveway can detract from the overall look, appeal and value of your home.
Prospective buyers form an impression of your home within seconds of looking at it. If your driveway pulls down the exterior of your property for sale, then the impression is not quite as good as what you would like.
Off road parking
Frankly, who wants to park their family car or prized motor on the road these days? With on road parking outside properties at a premium in many cities, towns and villages, having a driveway for off-road parking makes sense.
Sets your property apart
Some price brackets when it comes to properties are crowded and so you need to make your home stand out against the others in the market for the same kind of asking price. There are all kinds of ways you can do this and the driveway is one of them.
As well as secure, off-road parking, it also looks the part, very pleasing on the eye and makes your property stand head and shoulders above the rest.
A job that doesn’t need repeating
It can be disruptive job, having a driveway either made or resurfaced. This is why when prospective buyers see a nicely laid out driveway they breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that this is a job that will not need repeating for a long, long time to come.
If nothing else, a well-designed and built driveway will add value to your home. Value can be a financial measurement, perhaps meaning you can add a few thousand to the asking price. But it can also be about conveying the right impression – the idea that your home has been cared for, maintained well and so on.
This is a how a good driveway can help sell your home – isn’t it time you looked at giving your driveway a face lift?