Bad Kerb Appeal Affects Home Prices by 13%

Milsons point view of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Property sellers could easily lose up to $90,000 and have fewer bidders at auction by scrimping on fixing the front fence or tidying-up the garden.

In a national survey of more than 1000 people by, almost 90 per cent said they would likely offer below the asking price if the exterior of the property was unappealing.

They say they would offer 13 per cent below the asking price, on average.

Based on the median Australian house price of $695,788, home owners could see $90,452 knocked-off their asking price if their property lacks street appeal by having a broken fence and a garden that could do with a tidy-up.

If you’re looking to sell your home you need to get a professional building inspection so you can get the most money out of your home.

To book a pre-purchase building inspection in central western Sydney, please call us on (02) 9420 2844 or book online today.


Photo by: Clare Bell

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