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Boost your home’s saleability this summer

August 1, 2022
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Tips to make your outside space sell your home

IF YOU’RE SELLING your home, outside space will undoubtedly be high on many people’s wish lists. It’s no secret that first impressions count. So if you’re wanting to get the best possible price for your property, then making sure that the outside space is looking its best is crucial.

One of the most important aspects of kerb appeal is your garden. When a prospective buyer is visiting tens of different properties, you need to make your property stand out.

SHOW YOU LOVE LIVING THERE
Having a well-maintained garden can really make a difference when it comes to attracting buyers, as it makes your home look cared for and inviting. Property exteriors look much more inviting with a pop of colour and the kind of attention that shows you love living there. Place potted flowers on your front doorstep, fill front garden tubs with blooms or consider adding a hanging basket to welcome your viewers.

KEEP YOUR GARDEN LOOKING NICE
If you have a lawn, keep the grass short and be sure to feed it so it looks its best. Sweep away fallen leaves and keep trees, shrubs and other plants neat and tidy. Weeds are an absolute no-no, so keep on top of them while your home is being marketed.

Of course, not everyone has green fingers, and keeping a garden looking nice can be a lot of work. Depending on your particular situation, if you don’t think you can keep up with the upkeep, then hiring a professional gardener may be a good option. This can be a great way to ensure that your garden is always looking its best, without you having to put in the work yourself.

RELAXING IN NEW OUTDOOR SPACE
If your garden is looking its best, it could be just the thing to help sell your property. Buyers will be able to imagine themselves relaxing in their new outdoor space, and may be more likely to overlook any minor imperfections inside your property itself.

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, it’s definitely worth taking some time to spruce up your garden. Even small changes can make a big difference, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in and get your hands dirty!

ATTRACTING PROSPECTIVE BUYERS
If you’re not sure how important a nice garden is when selling your home, then consider this: buyers will often make their decision about a property based on its kerb appeal. If your front and rear garden space is looking neat and tidy, and well designed, it can really help sell your home.

So, to get the best possible price for your home, making sure that your garden is looking its best is essential. With a little bit of effort, you can make a big difference when it comes to attracting prospective buyers.

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