06/06/2017

Grow your house value with your garden

With the weather turning far more acceptable the past few weeks, now could be the ideal time to spruce up your garden before putting your home on the market.

Outdoor space is becoming increasingly popular as 37 per cent of Brits spend more time in their garden than they did five years ago. Recent research has found that a beautiful garden not only makes a property easier to sell, it can also increase the value by as much as 5 to 20 per cent!

So, if you’ve got a weekend free to tinker on your garden, where should you start?

In the study, a decent sized shed was the most popular feature cited to add value to the property with 82 per cent of respondents claiming it would influence the amount they were willing to offer. A good quality patio area closely followed this at 76 per cent and 72 per cent said secure fencing/walls/gates would increase their offer.

Artificial grass, while time and hassle saving had the lowest ranking of 40 per cent.

What did become clear from the study is a combination of these is the best route to go down, rather than focusing on just one improvement.

If you’re not wanting to go as far as adding a shed or patio, you can still help sell your home by keeping the grass cut, remove weeds and generally have a tidy up. Your front garden is the first thing a viewer will see, so the last thing you want is to put them off before they’ve even crossed the threshold.

It’s not only on viewings that your hard efforts will be noticed, our professional photography really captures gardens in their best light. With the majority of buyers starting their search online, high quality images are vital to generating interest and ultimately selling your home.

If you’re considering a move and would like some advice on what improvements you can make to your home to increase its value and saleability, contact your local office today.



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