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How Your Garden Can Help To Sell Your Home 

How Your Garden Can Help To Sell Your Home 

If you’ve decided the time is right to put your property on the market and start looking for somewhere new to live, there are a few things you know you have to do, most of which will be focused on the interior of the property. If there are repairs that need to be made or upgrades to put in place, or you need to clean, tidy, and ultimately declutter, you’ll do all that and be ready for people to make their offers. Or will you? Because you might actually be missing out on one important area that could be the thing that actually sells your home, or at least helps get you that result. We’re talking about your garden – if you make a few changes, it really could help to sell your home. Read on to find out more. Photo by Shazard R.

Kerb Appeal

If you’ve ever watched a TV show about selling properties or you’ve spoken to an estate agent, you’ll have heard the term ‘kerb appeal,’ and you’ll know it’s vital to selling your house. If you don’t know what it is, the kerb appeal of a property refers to how the place looks from the street. Imagine pulling up to a property to view it and looking at the front of it and how that could affect your entire impression of the place. That’s kerb appeal, and making sure you’ve got it right is essential. Clearly, with kerb appeal being focused on the outside of your home, it’s your garden that’s going to play a big part in that, and that’s why you need to tidy it up and make it look good. Usually, this means the front garden (although it can’t hurt to do the back as well), and it might be that adding a path using good quality stone supplies, trimming the bushes, and painting the gate and fence (among other things) does make a difference. 

Tells A Story

As well as giving a great first impression of your home and making any potential buyer feel much more positive about the property they’re about to look at, a well-maintained garden tells a story about how carefully the current owner (you, in this case) has looked after the house and outside areas. If you go to a house and the outside is a mess, full of discarded items and overgrown or in need of repair, it’s likely that the inside of the house is going to be in a similar state, and even if things have been tidied up so it can sell, underneath is all that seam of neglect is still going to be running. By taking care of your garden, you’re essentially telling anyone who comes to see the house that you care about it and that you’ve looked after it well. 

The Safety Aspect

No one’s going to be interested in buying a house that’s not safe and secure, and if there is any doubt about that, a buyer will walk away, not wanting to take the right that they’ll be burgled or that there will be trespassers, and so on. Although you can talk through the various safety aspects you have in your home, from the door locks to the alarm system, if you also have measures in your garden, such as security lights and a tall fence, you’ll already give the impression that the property is safe and secure, and that’s a great way to make people much more interested in buying. 

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