The Majority of Home Buyers Make Their Mind Up About a Property Before Entering it, According To

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First impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home.

Home owners need to ensure that the outside of their properties are as clean and tidy as the inside if they are to increase the likelihood of a sale, according to, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

Indeed, the large percentage of home buyers will in fact make a buying decision upon the outside aesthetics of a house. Consequently spending time working on the exterior appearance of a property is equally importance.

There are a number of ways that home owners can make their property's exterior look more attractive to potential buyers, many of which are extremely cost effective if not totally free altogether. suggests that home owners consider performing the following tasks before having potential buyers round:

  •     Remove any mold and mildew on the house
  •     Clean the property's windows.
  •     Pressure wash any dirty paving stones
  •     Remove any plants growing between concrete, bricks or paving stones.
  •     Mow the lawn and kill any weeds.
  •     Prune or trim back any plants or trees that look untidy
  •     Ensure bins are hidden

Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of, commented: "If you're planning to have a tidy-up before selling, then a new front door, or even just painting the front door, can do wonders to raising the external appeal of property. Furthermore, painting window sills, replacing door knobs or adding a few flower pots can also do an equally effective job. Home owners need to be aware that any prospective buyers will picture themselves walking through the door every day, if that's not an attractive thought then they may very well be put off making an offer." helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as a registered electrician, local roofers or garden designers. manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit


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