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There are those home owners who take great joy in gardening, investing time, effort, patience and money into their own little outdoor eutopia. And then there are those who think ‘Acuba Japonica Variegata’ is a Harry Potter spell! Whichever camp you fall into, when it comes to marketing your property, your garden should not be overlooked.
Here are our top tips for preparing your garden for sale.
Just like any other room in your home, don’t suddenly see the need to heavily invest in your garden just to sell your property, so cancel that trip to the garden centre and listen to what Alan Titchmarsh has to say on the matter:
“If you’re going to do it, do it for your own benefit as you can’t assume a new owner will share your taste – and they won’t want to pay over the odds for a lot of work they’re just going to rip out…..As a general rule, a presentable garden can help sell a house. But don’t assume a likely buyer will be a keen gardener. If they’re not, then one look at high-maintenance features like a koi pond – with its pool house full of filters, pumps and potions – a busy vegetable patch or a complicated rock garden full of fragile treasures in need of individual attention, will have your potential buyer plumping for a penthouse apartment instead”
Now you don’t necessarily have to do this before every viewing, but it is essential to do it before your property photos are taken. It may sound obvious but with so much focus on getting the house looking its best, the garden is often the last job done and it can be tempting to skim over it when rushing to get the house on the market.
Toys are getting bigger and brighter. Gardens these days can often resemble a children’s soft play area. These colourful toys and oversized trampolines will indeed give your family some wonderful memories, but to some buyers this may not be in line with their own lifestyle, making it difficult for them to see past the visual array of a chaotic pre-teen garden.
The indoor equivalent of a good carpet clean, with the added bonus that it will make you feel like a ghostbuster for at least 30 minutes. Once finished you will be surprised by just how grubby it was and spend the next couple of days staring at it with your sunglasses on, dazzled by its new-found glow.
Nothing brings a tired fence or a sleepy shed back to life better than a lick of paint. It’s amazing what a quick freshen up can do for the overall feel of a garden.
Once all of the above has been completed, it’s important to dress the garden. Clean up your garden furniture and decorate the scene. A few well placed glasses, placemats and inviting scatter cushions can really help potential buyers picture themselves in your garden.
The gateway to your property and the first thing your potential buyer will clap eyes on. This needs to be an inviting entrance to your home, you don’t want buyers losing interest because of bad curb appeal.
We hope these tips come in handy and help to increase the charm of your property.
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Phone: 0203 637 1440