Can a driveway help you sell your home?

Making a good impression is important when selling your home

Your property is probably your largest and most valuable asset and if you are trying to sell your home, it certainly pays to keep it in good condition and keep on top of any improvements and maintenance issues. If you think investing in a new driveway is a waste of money just for something you drive your car on, here are a few things to consider.

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘kerb appeal’. Making a good impression can be crucial when selling your home and the driveway is usually the first thing someone sees when they are looking at a property. If your driveway is old and worn people may assume the rest of your home is like that as well. If you are selling your home and your driveway isn’t up to scratch it could be preventing you from selling your home or at least getting the asking price you want.

A new driveway can be an easy way to add value to your property while also making it look more appealing.

Many people decide to invest in a new driveway before selling their home to increase the value of their property. With peoples’ lives becoming increasingly busy potential buyers may be put off buying a property that isn’t completely ready to move into or which they may think will require a lot of ongoing maintenance.

If you live in an urban area or popular holiday resort where street parking is limited and being able to park close to your home comes at a premium, a new driveway can add thousands of pounds to the value of your property. Being able to park your car off road in a busy urban area is a feature many will pay extra for. If you are thinking about paving a front garden to create off-street parking, then you should make sure the design and materials used are sympathetic to your home. According to Nationwide adding a parking space to your home would typically add around 8% to the value of a property.

We can help you choose the right material to suit your budget, the style of your house and the size of the drive.

If you have any queries or would like some expert advice on the best solution for your driveway problem, you can contact us on:

Tel: 01760 755682



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