Preparing your garden to sell your property

Preparing your garden to sell your property

The current housing market is booming. Houses are selling within days and often with offers over the asking price. Have you decided to take the next step and sell your property? Are you currently in the process of ensuring your house is presentable and ready to sell? It's excellent to decorate the inside and make it as welcoming as possible, but have you considered what to do about your garden? The garden plays a vital role in a person's purchasing decision, so it is essential that it looks neat and tidy. 

Our Bury landscape gardeners have a lot of experience installing high-end garden designs. However, they also know how to maintain gardens and get them to look great again. So here are some tips on preparing your garden to sell your property.

Preparing your garden to sell your property

Repair all faults that have previously been put off

Running a household is hard, especially whilst working and having a social life and family. Maintaining a garden on top of this can be a challenge and is often the thing that will come up short. Life always throws curveballs, so it isn't uncommon to put off occasional repairs, such as broken bolts on the garden gate or broken garden panels. Most of the time, they are minor faults that don't impact our everyday life and soon fall into oblivion, especially with the daily hustle and bustle. 

Those little problems will have faded into the background in our homes and gardens, but those are the things potential buyers will keep an eye out for. We have yet to hear of someone turning down a perfect house due to a broken garden gate, but it would be better if there weren't any issues in the first place. So make sure to carry out all easy repairs that have been neglected prior to any viewings. And if you don't have the time to carry out these repairs yourself, ask for help. Do not worry! You don't have to face these tasks alone. Professionals like our landscape gardeners in Bury and other service providers can help you carry out these chores that may seem overwhelming, especially when you're trying to sell your property.

Make your garden presentable and clutter-free

The next step after the repairs is to make your garden look presentable. You wouldn't try to sell your house to someone and have it completely cluttered, dirty and unorganised. Especially before viewings, you make sure that you make every space in the house as presentable as possible. Your outdoor space also counts as part of this. The garden plays a significant role for many families and often plays an enormous factor in their buying decision. You don't want to show them a beautiful house and then lead them into a garden that has been neglected with an overgrown lawn and weeds as far as the eye can see. 

People must be able to visualise themselves living in the house and utilising the garden space. This is hard to do if the garden looks bleak and neglected and gives no sense of being cared for. Rake up all leaves, twigs and branches and eliminate all weeds. If you don't have the time to do these tasks, get help! Hire someone like our Bury landscapers, who will have your garden looking spick and span in no time! The main thing is that your garden should look neat and easy to maintain when someone comes to view it. The last thing you want is for it to look like a jungle, and people think it takes an enormous time to maintain. This could be off-putting for potential buyers, especially if they don't enjoy garden work.

Preparing your garden to sell your property

Presentation is key - let your garden sell your property

Once you have repaired the faults and removed the clutter, it is now all about the presentation of your garden. Similar to the inside of your house, you are trying to make it as presentable as possible. After all, the potential buyer needs to envisage themself living there. Having an empty garden can be a fun way to provide a clean slate and a way for potential buyers to see that there is much space to work with; however, not everyone is that creative. Some people benefit from seeing how a space can be utilised. 

If you usually have garden furniture in your garden, leave it out on display rather than hiding it in sheds or garages. Maybe consider solar lights, especially if there are viewings when it gets dark. Solar lights are cheap and add a wow factor to the garden. However, when considering light features, make sure that if there are any old lights, like Christmas lights, still hanging around in trees, remove them depending on the time of year. No one wants to see Christmas lights in June. This makes it seem like you neglected the garden, which could then cause them to start wondering what else may have been overlooked around the house. Let's not prompt people to think down that road. Instead, use decorations such as lanterns, candles, and outdoor cushions to create a welcoming atmosphere. For more information on your outdoor lighting options, click here.

Our Bury landscape gardeners know how much a well-designed and installed garden can make a difference so let your outdoor space do the selling for you. All you need to do is ensure your outdoor space is up to scratch. And don't worry if it isn't quite ready yet - with these tips, your garden will blow everyone away in no time! 

If you need help getting your garden ready to sell your property or you want to start a garden transformation for you to enjoy, get in touch with our Bury landscape gardeners today, and they will be happy to help!

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