The garden area at your property has a big role to play when trying to sell your home. It may be the first thing a viewer sees when they come to your property, which means your garden will create the first impression. It may be that your garden is around the side or back, but it is no less important in creating a positive impression for potential buyers. Here are some ways to improve your garden to help sell your home.
First of all, you need to make sure that your garden is tidy and that all clutter has been removed from the garden area. This is a top tip for improving the inside of your property and it is also vital when thinking about the outside of your property. You want to create as much space as possible and you want to be tidy. If you can place items in a shed, do so, if not, get rid of them or at least place them into storage. An untidy garden can create a bad impression before people step foot inside of your home.
You also want to take care of all the minor jobs around your garden, much as you would do inside your home. A cracked section of fencing, patchy grass, dead flowers or some weeds may not seem like massive issues in day to day life, but when you’re looking to impress someone, they will have a big impact. Take the time to review your garden and if there are areas that have seen better days or are looking shabby, repair or replace them.
You want to create the impression that your garden is vibrant and up to date. This means you should plant some seasonal flowers and there is always a lot to be said for adding colour to your garden area. The right type of plants will depend on the time of year you are selling your home but adding flowers or plants around the garden area will add a touch of vitality and contemporary nature to your home. Sometimes it is the small touches that have the biggest impact on people when viewing property so make your garden pop with colour.
Wash and clear any paths, driveways or patios. Just because there are no plants or flowers doesn’t mean you can forget about these areas. They should be clean (a power-hose can be a fast and effective tool to clear these areas) and try and create a sense of style. Good quality garden furniture can be bought cheaply, allowing you to create style and functionality in your garden without spending too much money.
You should be looking to make the most of what you have. A lot of people are concerned about not having as much garden space as they would like. The use of plant pots, window sills or wall frames will allow you to create a sense of style at your garden without making your garden area too crowded.
The garden has a big role to play in appealing to potential buyers and following these tips will increase your chances of appealing to a viewer. If you want to sell your home quickly and effectively, be sure to improve your garden.