What to consider when updating your home exterior
By | 2nd Nov 17

Fist impressions count - here are our tips!

It’s the first impression and first impressions count. The exterior of your home works like the cover of a really great book. If it presents well, it sets up the tone for potential purchasers to walk into your home with a positive outlook.

Recently on The Block we saw how important the front façade of a home was. It’s the perfect example of the effect a well thought out front garden, porch and front door can make. Here are some tips to think about if you are preparing to sell your home this summer.

Paint and clean

If you have bricks or render, look into a pressure clean of the exterior, this can really get rid of grime, mould and any stains that may have accumulated over time. Spider webs can build up quickly as well, so don’t forget to hose down corners and hidden areas as well. Every opportunity to make an impression counts! If you have weatherboards, consider a lick of paint to give it that brand new feel and look. We recommend timeless colours as this will be great for longevity and attracting a wider buying audience. It may not be the time to experiment with a really bold colour so if you are stuck for what to do, speak to a paint consultant or find inspiration from blogs and Pinterest. Classic whites, greys and warm beiges are popular choices for a reason – they are timeless and have wide appeal.

Front door love

We saw it with the recent Block Homes. From the classic black door to a more contemporary take with a millennial pink, your eyes automatically are drawn to the front door. For a quick upgrade think of changing the door handles, re-stain the timber or paint it in a high gloss finish for that brand new look.

Plants and greenery

If you have a little entrance porch or paved area, an easy and cheap way to make that space feel more luxe is to incorporate some planters or pot plants. Consider a cluster of 3 in different heights and sizes. Depending on the style of your home, glazed or painted pots are easy to find at any nursery or hardware store.


You don’t need to be a landscape designer to get a great outcome. Firstly evaluate the size you are working with and in what way you enjoy that area. If you have a great view, a bench seat could lend itself to helping your prospective buyers really imagine living in your home. It may encourage buyers to sit and really take in the view or the streetscape, which is always a great thing!

When looking to sell, always have your buyer in mind – you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a huge difference, but a little investment here and there can really pay off in the end.

For more selling advice, get in touch with one of our Buyer’s Agents today! Email buyer@advantageproperty.com.au