Sell Your Home Faster by Kicking Up the Kerb Appeal

First impressions do matter – especially in real estate! Poorly maintained or unattractive fronts are one sure way to turn buyers off before they’ve even entered your home. Even a few simple maintenance or renovation tasks can make selling your house a breeze! Boost your kerb appeal and draw buyers in with a stunning exterior that exudes style and sophistication with the best of our tips, tricks and handy hints below…

1. Refresh your front door
Your front door is one of the first things visitors notice about your home. Interior designers suggest refreshing your door’s colour every five years in order to create the optimum welcoming impression. Choose a colour that reflects how you want your guests to feel as they enter your home. A rich, deep red or a bold black gives great kerb appeal and adds a touch of sophistication and personality! And who doesn’t love a bit of yellow?!

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2. Maintain windows and paintwork
Ensuring your windows are spotless and that the paintwork is unblemished is one easy way to convey to potential buyers the impression that your home has been well cared for. Whether you opt to update your home’s render or simply give a little TLC to wood-framed windows, a clean and well-maintained appearance makes selling your house a much easier task.

3. Tidy your pathway
Even if you don’t have the budget for larger-scale, more grandiose renovations, clearing your pathway is perhaps the simplest way to enhance your home’s kerb appeal. A quick power wash can readily remove dirt and stains and allow you to oust any weeds or encroaching foliage. Replacing cracked or damaged paving stones not only guarantees a safer path but also ensures a fresh, streamlined passage straight to your front door.

selling your house ideasImage: Houzz – Highland Homes

4. Fix broken gutters, gates and fences
Damage to your home or any of its external fixtures immediately diminishes its value and deters potential buyers, making the process of selling a much harder task. While taking the time to correct any broken gutters, gates or fences may be tedious, it’s one sure-fire way to project a welcoming and inviting appearance.

5. Keep your lawn and gardens manicured
Fresh greenery and flowers not only look great but can also accentuate and frame key visual points, like windows and entryways. An overgrown, unruly or cluttered front appeals to no one. Which is why it pays to invest some extra effort and keep your lawn and gardens well-groomed.

selling your house ideasImage: Homestolove

6. Makeover your mailbox
It’s often overlooked, but a fresh, modern mailbox can work wonders when it comes to creating an inviting exterior. This super easy and inexpensive project can boost your kerb appeal, making the daunting task of selling your house as stress-free as possible!

7. Light it up
A dark entryway can be uninviting, dank and a downright deterrence. Ensure you clear away all cobwebs and debris from your light fitting. Sconce and consider hanging porch string lights or placing solar-powered lanterns.

A few easy-to-complete touch-ups can readily boost your kerb appeal and make selling your house painless and uncomplicated!

Are you in the process of building a new house and looking for a builder? Contact our iBuildNew team on 1800 184 284 or book a call for free, expert advice on choosing the right builder for you.

Kaylah Chesson

Kaylah is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws degree at Deakin University. Her particular areas of interest include property and land law, home design and the creative arts.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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