Ensuring that your property looks fantastic indoors is always important but it’s crucial not to forget your garden, which can often become neglected. To help keep you on track for selling your home, here are my top 10 tips to ensure that your garden gets the attention it deserves.
- Mow the Lawn
If you are lucky enough to have a lawn, whether be it Front, Side or rear find a dry day to cut the grass, trim the hedges and tidy up any bushes. It’s also a good idea to remove and restock any tired looking plants to keep the garden looking fresh and colourful.
- Garages and Sheds
Make sure sheds are tidy and in good order. If they are looking a bit tired, give them a varnish or paint. The same goes for fences, it’s an easy job and the results can be very rewarding.
Give your garage a once-over and make sure that all internal lighting works and that doors open and shut properly. If you have a car that fits in your garage, tuck it away inside or park it along the road outside. A clear driveway looks so much better than a cluttered one – creating space is very important.
- Garden furniture
If you have enough outdoor space that you can have Garden furniture then treat it the same as a room indoors, make it look clutter free and as if it belongs there.
Jet-wash any driveway, paving, steps and PVC facings. Although it’s a messy job the difference it will have is incredible. If you have decking it’s a good idea to give it a jet wash as well.
- Keep Adjoining areas tidy
If your property adjoins to a rear service lane, ideally make sure that this is tidy, too. Having to make excuses for someone else’s mess normally suggests a lack of interest or poor service from your bin men. Even if the grass around your house is looking a little long, give it a quick mow.
Look at your house Name & Numbers to check if they are rusty. Simply replace them with shiny new ones from your local hardware store if this is the case. This will also help when viewers are trying to find your property, particularly at night all your marketing materials and it will give your property an interesting edge.
- Front Lawn
Remember Kerbs appeal is everything! The first thing they see when they arrive at your property and the last thing they will see when they leave, you want it to create a lasting impression on them. It also makes photographs look fantastic for marketing purposes.
- Garden Toys
Trampolines and garden play items such as swings can be left in situ if in good condition if they are not too large. However, do not leave smaller items all around the garden, again this would create clutter and make the garden look smaller.
Although a necessity, Bins are bins! No one particularly wants to see them, so if possible try and hide them away. If not, make them look tidy and more importantly, odour free.
- One Last check
After a day at work have a look at the garden with fresh eyes, see if anything catches your attention straight away (good or bad). It is also a good idea to get someone else to have a look at the garden.
Remember, the first thing any potential buyer will see when arriving at your house is the garden. You want them drawn in, even before they step foot through the front door.