I’m a property expert – the five features that instantly make your home look cheap and will be huge turn offs for buyers

IF you are looking to sell your home, you’ve come to the right place, as a property expert has revealed the five exterior features that you must take note of if you want to impress buyers.

Most people tend to focus on the interior of a house when renovating, but according to Thomas Goodman, a property expert at myjobquote.co.uk, the exterior is equally as important.

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Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Thomas delved into the five exterior features that give a house a “cheap” aesthetic and should be avoided at all costs if you want to sell a property

Firstly, according to Thomas, the condition of your roof is very important to consider. 

He noted that it’s something that many homeowners overlook, but is incredibly important.

He revealed: “When other people are looking at your property, an old or shabby-looking roof could be a big turn off.”

If you can’t afford to splash out on a new roof, you can improve the appearance of it by having it cleaned or replacing broken roof tiles.

As well as this, the windows can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your home.

According to Thomas: “New windows always look great on a house. So if you’re looking to prevent your house from looking cheap, consider installing some new windows.”

Something to keep in mind when fitting new windows is that they should fit in with the overall design of a home, otherwise households could risk making their home look “even more cheap”. 

Another thing to consider is your front door, as according to this expert, this feature can instantly make your home look expensive or cheap.

If you can’t afford to get a new door, considering giving it a lick of paint for an instant update.

He added: “Whether you fit a completely new front door or you choose to paint your old front door, updating the front door is a sure-fire way to ensure your home doesn’t look cheap.”

Not only this, but according to Thomas, your driveway can also make a huge difference.

According to this expert, if the driveway leading up to a home is old, broken, or particularly dirty, this too could make a home look cheap.

If you want to give your driveway a new lease of life, Thomas explained: “Pressure washing the driveway is one of the best ways to clean it.”

Thomas also stressed the importance of keeping a tidy front garden.

He highlighted that an overgrown or dead garden can very quickly make your home look cheap.

The expert said: “If your home is a contemporary style, go for a more minimalistic approach to create an inviting entrance to your property.

“If you have a front lawn, be sure to keep this looking neat and tidy.”