One of the legacies of the lockdowns is having a garden. Or at the very least, access to outside space is now towards the top of many people’s new home wish lists.
There is plenty of information online about making the most of any garden, but we think it’s essential you also know what NOT to do.
Below are four things to avoid doing with your garden if you’re thinking of selling.
1) Plant life – Don’t leave last year’s dead plants in the garden. Sounds obvious, but many sellers overlook this – but buyers notice it.
2) Narrow paths – You may love the way your pot plants line the garden path. But it can make your garden feel smaller than it is. Consider putting pot plants around the perimeter as this can give a feeling of more space rather than less.
3) A lick of (neutral) paint – A fresh coat of paint adds new life to pretty much anything, indoors or out. But avoid garish colours when painting the fences. Think neutral, traditional outdoor colours to make things easier on the eye of prospective buyers.
4) Think safety – A real simple thing to do, but it’s often overlooked. When putting your home on the market, don’t ignore little trip hazards like a hose pipe across a path or that pot plant that all visitors seem to stub their toe on. You want buyers to remember how attractive your property is, not that they slipped or tripped over.
Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions on how to prepare your home and garden for sale this summer, we’d love to help you. Just get in touch!