Gardening tips to help sell your home quickly
As spring turns to summer gardens start to come into bloom. As the days become longer and the temperature begins to increase, you might suddenly realise that you’ve not paid attention to your garden for a while and you want to get the BBQ out. It might be time to grab that rake and watering can and give your garden some TLC.
You should also note that a neat and tidy garden is important if you are looking to sell your property. Most people do pay more attention to the inside of a house, but more and more buyers are looking for kerb appeal too.
Below are some tips to help you get an amazing looking garden!
First you need to tidy the garden! You may have children who play in the garden but try to make sure any bikes, toys or pools are cleared away if you are planning a viewing. Also, make sure any sheds or outhouses are well maintained and in order. If you have old looking garden furniture, either give it a make over or replace it. Once the garden is clear, you should weed it. It’s important to keep weeds in check as they will make any garden look messy.
If you are thinking about selling, make sure you have plenty of kerb appeal… Make sure your home is attractive and appealing from the outside. Not only are you more likely to sell but houses with an unkept garden typically receive offers under their value.
Make sure the path to the front door is clear, cut back any hedges or bushes and mow the lawn. If you have a non-grass surface, make sure this is looking it’s best.
Now that your garden is clean and tidy, it’s time to add some flowers! Adding fresh colour to your garden will attract home buyers to your property. If you want a low maintenance garden, you might consider container gardening - this method is great if you have a small garden or perhaps even just a balcony. However, if you have a large garden, you might want to add a stylish garden room! They make a good office or leisure space and their flexibility also adds value to your house.
Another reason why you should focus on your garden when selling is the health and mindfulness benefits. Selling your home can be very stressful, so spending time outside is a great way to relax and unwind. When selling your home, you can feel a bit burned out or drained, gardening can also have an energising effect.
You should never underestimate the importance of neatness when it comes to selling your house, especially in your garden. It shows sellers that you are organised, and serious about making a sale.
If you are looking to sell your home and need advice, feel free to get in touch with our team here.