As many people will tell you, selling/renting your home is never easy, and it isn’t something that happens overnight. To increase the chance of sale/renting, you need to make sure your home is in the best condition possible.
One area that is very important, and one that many people neglect is the garden. A nice garden can add a lot of value to a home, but a neglected garden can give a bad impression and could put off potential buyer/renters. This can all be changed, and by spending a little time and money you can make your garden a feature of your home, and a selling point.
No one likes an overgrown or dirty garden; it gives off the wrong impression, and could affect potential buyers/renters. Most people will want to move into a house where everything is ready, and they don’t have to do too much work.
Make sure the lawn is cut, any bushes are trimmed and paths are brushed and cleaned, a little effort can go a long way. Generally just make it look tidy, don’t have any rubbish or other bits lying around. Although this doesn’t take too much effort it will vastly improve the appeal of the home.
If you have done this but the garden still feels a little bare and empty, try and add something to make the garden look more loved. Maybe even borrow furniture off friends or family to make your garden look nicer.
Garden furniture can be expensive, especially if you have no need, or use for it after. You can save yourself this money, and get the same effect by borrowing furniture. Ask if any friend or family have some garden furniture you can borrow. Then once sold/rented you can give it back.
If you are willing to spend a little bit more time and money, you could even add more value and appeal to your home, and make the garden a feature of the house.
Something you can try on a budget is adding some plants and flowers to the garden. These can be picked up from a garden centre relatively cheaply, and only need to be planted, this it makes a garden feel more loved and homely. If your looking to doing more maintenance work, ask around for any tools you can borrow so you don’t have to buy anything, or potentially rent them. If you’re willing to take it that step further you could add some decking or artificial grass. Artificial grass has gained popularity over the last few years and is a desirable feature, as it is low cost, and maintenance, as well as being perfect for pets and children. Fake grass is relatively inexpensive and can even be fitted yourself.
If you would like some assistance to sell or let your property, please contact Right Estate Agents on 0845 026 8527 or visit our website.