Moving house is stressful, fact. But there are things you can do to make the process a little smoother and thinking about your kerb appeal is one of them.

Once you’ve got the inside all sorted, you may want to think about making the front of your house look as inviting as possible – after all, it will be the first impression of your home and the last thing potential buyers see when they’re leaving.

We’ve put together a few fail-safe ways to add instant kerb appeal to your home, and hopefully speed up the sale.

Fix exterior fittings
Make sure that nothing is obviously broken. Walking through a gate that’s hanging off its hinges, tripping up on a loose paving stone and then having to bang furiously on the door because the doorbell doesn’t work isn’t going to set a great tone… Fixing the little things could make a big difference.