TV programme gives sellers advice on impressing would-be buyers

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 13:14:26 GMT

            Property News - TV programme gives sellers advice on impressing would-be buyers

A new programme that offers advice to home sellers is tackling the issue of slovenly neighbours whose properties act as a deterrent to would-be buyers. has reported that in the current climate sellers can seldom afford to have a neighbour with a "shabby" home.

A new series, 'Ugliest House on the Block', sees American homeowners being given the chance to preserve the value of their property by banding together to nominate and improve the worst offending property.

Although some homeowners may not be able to persuade their neighbours to improve the look of their property to help increase the value of theirs, adding "curb-appeal" can help would-be-sellers.

Paul Mackie of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association in the US had some tips that apply to properties worldwide.

He said: "Improving the appearance of the home from the street is kind of like a resume. You want your house to get the most attention as opposed to someone looking at it and going 'Ho-hum'."

Mr Mackie also recommends adding a trellis structure or privacy screen to make a property stand out from the rest.

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