Summer’s here and if you’re looking to sell your home in the sunnier months then taking advantage of your garden as a strong selling asset can be a fantastic idea.
If your garden’s looking a bit wild at the moment then it’s time to grab your lawnmower and get weeding. Your garden might not be a massive priority to you, but it can be an important selling point for some buyers, if not the most important.
Time for a makeover!
Before you try anything too adventurous, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics right. De-clutter your garden and get rid of any old, broken decorations, pots etc and give it a good clean. Remove any dead plants, start de-weeding and prune any overgrown trees or shrubs.
Having a clean-up will show buyers what they have to work with and will emphasise the space available for extra plans.
Another good thing to do is to treat your garden lawn, especially if it’s in a sorry state. Having a lush, green lawn will be one of the first things that buyers notice when they look in your garden, so keep it well-manicured and maintained.
A sure-fire way to add vibrancy and colour to your garden is through plants and flowers. You can instantly give your garden some added personality and create some eye-catching areas for prospective buyers to inspect.
You don’t have to go too over the top and try to recreate the Chelsea Flower Show, but planting some flowers here and there can turn your garden into a welcoming, inviting and generally pleasant place to be. Use pots or create flowerbeds to add colour.
It’s not just your natural foliage and plants that need to be maintained – if you’ve got fencing, walls, decorations or anything else of a similar ilk then you have to ensure that they’re in decent condition. If you can give them a good sprucing up and fix anything that’s broken or on its way out then you’ll improve your garden space immediately.
Buyers will be looking for finer details and inspecting every element of your garden, so they’ll be sure to notice any broken fences or dishevelled garden decoration.
One of the best things to do when it comes to your garden and selling your property is to maximise the space that you’re showing off. If your garden’s an unruly mess then people won’t be able to see the true potential of the space on offer.
This means that although decorations, bbqs and hot-tubs might look impressive, they also detract from the overall space in your garden. By cluttering your garden with items, buyers might not be able to envision what they’d put there instead – leaving spaces free helps buyers to use their imagination and makes a garden look bigger.
Everyone loves a bit of storage, so popping a shed or storage unit in your garden can be an attractive proposition for buyers. Hiding clutter and gardening tools inside is a good option for buyers that are interested in gardening, so having a shed can be a big stand-out feature.
For more advice and info to do with selling your home or buying a property, get in touch with our team at Home EA today.