First impressions count when buying a house: after all, the exterior is the first thing people see before they step foot through the door. No matter how amazing your house may be inside, if the exterior is less than desirable, it could be stopping you from getting it sold.
With property prices continuing to rise and mortgage rates increasing, it’s a difficult time to both buy and sell property. For many people, adding kerb appeal might require financing their home loan to cover the costs, but it could result in getting more for your home.
With that in mind, we decided to see what factors can help to increase the appeal of your home, by looking at search volumes across Australia and the USA.
Now it’s time to see how America fares, and it turns out that for the most part, opinions differ across Australia and the USA.
To determine the seed list of exterior features, we gathered desk research from a number of home and design publications. The search terms per country were then selected by finding the keyword related to the exterior feature with the highest search volume.
We then ran the seed list of exterior feature types through Google Keyword Planner to determine the average search volume per month for each US State or Australian city. We then ranked the exterior features, the larger the search volume the higher the ranking.
All data is correct as of 15/12/23.