Are you looking to put your home for sale? With beautiful landscaping you can increase your homes value and attract buyers in no-time!
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The reason we work so hard at Sloane and Sons Garden Benches is that we understand the value of your land. Your garden is essential to the kerb appeal of your property and can add value or immediately turn off potential buyers. Therefore, these landscaping tips that will sell your home could be worth thousands in your bank account. With just a few easy choices, you could get the sale that you might be finding tough.
What First Impressions are you Making?
If you are on a limited budget, this is the first questions you should ask. You may not have the money for expensive planting. You may also wonder at the point if you are looking to move. However, the exterior walls and windows of your house need to be up to scratch. You need to give the impression that the property has been well-maintained. Therefore, peeling paint and cracked walls could well be your immediate concern.
You should also take some time to repair the fencing or wall around the boundary. You should replace damaged panels and maybe even give the fencing a new coat of wood stain. Remember, the buyer is purchasing the land too and will need an idea of the size of the property. A clearly defined fence or wall will communicate this quickly to the buyer.
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What Would a Quick Glance Suggest?
After the exterior brick and paintwork, your next priority should be the lawn. An expanse of grass gives the impression of space around the property. However, if the lawn is yellowing or is full of potholes, then you will need to offer it some care before inviting buyers around. A vibrant green lawn, like the external paintwork, will give that impression that you have lovingly cared for your property.
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Who Will Suit the House?
You need to think about your audience for your house. Who is your potential buyer? Are you selling to an older couple who would want something easy to maintain? Are you selling to a family who wants big open spaces and low maintenance? In short, you need to consider the lifestyle of your potential buyers and appeal to this in your landscape ideas.
How Would the Buyer use the Garden?
Furnishing the garden with well-placed landscaping can have as much effect outside as it does inside. You will want to remove the clutter and give it a tidy up. However, putting out a sun-lounger, setting up an outdoor eating area, or placing a teak bench by a beautiful space could be the tipping point. The buyer will imagine days sat in the sun listening to the birdsong – who wouldn’t want to make an offer?
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How Can you Easily add Some Verve?
If you want a quick wow factor, buy some coloured pots and fill them with flowers in bloom. Even if you use evergreen shrubs in the pots, fearing that selling the property may take longer than the life of the flowers, this will still give the impression of a fully landscaped area. Better news, you can take the pots with you when you move.
Another way to add some effortless sparkle to your outdoor space is to add lighting. This will be especially appealing if you use it to edge the driveway. If you choose a security light that acts as a spot over the driveway on an evening, you also speak to the safety of your house.