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When it comes to attracting buyers swiftly, the secret might just lie in your garden. Giving your outdoor space a touch of TLC can work wonders when putting your house on the market. Small changes have the potential to make your home more appealing to potential buyers and, consequently, speed up the selling process.

In a previous study, it was revealed that well-kept gardens could significantly boost the value of a property by £2,000. So, whether you’re considering a minor tidy-up or a complete overhaul, here are six recommended garden updates to make your house more sellable.

  1. Opt for an Outdoor Building: Consider adding an extra layer of allure to your garden with outdoor buildings such as garden rooms, log cabins, summerhouses, greenhouses, pergolas, workshops, or shed bases. While it might seem like a substantial investment, experts from GBC Group suggest that such additions can increase your property value by at least 5%. These outdoor spaces provide functional and smartly-designed areas, offering potential buyers a place to relax or focus on their hobbies.
  2. Give Your Garden a Face-lift: Improving your property’s value doesn’t have to break the bank. A simple garden face-lift can do wonders, a straightforward approach: clean up, tidy litter, remove dead plants, pull weeds, paint chipped fences, repair and feed the lawn, and add a burst of colour with new plants or a fresh coat of paint for the fence. Even during colder months, maintaining your outdoor space is crucial, as a messy garden can be a turn-off for potential buyers.
  3. Add a Key Selling Point: A well-maintained garden can be the deciding factor for many buyers. When altering your space, consider adding a key selling point that increases the value of your home, having a patio in your garden can work wonders, creating the illusion of two areas and making your garden look more spacious.
  4. Incorporate Water Features: From fountains to ponds, water features can transform your garden into a tranquil oasis, keep it relatively simple to avoid overwhelming designs. A subtle and aesthetically pleasing water feature can make the area feel calm, open, and relaxing, potentially covering noises from nearby roads.
  5. Add Shrubs for Privacy: Mature trees and shrubs can provide privacy and hide unattractive views, take a step back and objectively assessing your garden to determine what enhances the space and what detracts from it. Shrubs and hedges are simple and cost-effective ways to hide unwanted elements and add vibrancy to the garden.
  6. Think Carefully About Outdoor Furniture: Outdoor design plays a crucial role in a property’s value, adding well-designed furniture to your garden can add between 5-10% to a property’s value. Create an inviting space by adding a chair and bistro table or placing a bench strategically to catch the last rays of the sun. De-personalise the area to allow buyers to fully appreciate the space without distractions.

These garden enhancements can significantly increase your home’s appeal and expedite the selling process. Consider these expert-backed moves to turn your outdoor space into a buyer’s dream and make your house the talk of the town!

If you’d like to find out the current value of your home, please do get in touch with our team today.

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Sources from House Beautiful
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