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When selling your home, it’s crucial that your property is in tip-top condition in order to attract as many prospective buyers as possible.
And with summer now in full swing, it’s worth sprucing up both the inside and the outside of your home. In particular, showcasing your garden in its best possible light can add plenty of value to your home and, in turn, improve your chances of pushing through a sale quickly and for the best possible price.
Here at Kings Group, we’ve come up with five useful tips on preparing your garden for a property sale this summer...
Do a spring clean
Assuming your garden has been at the bottom of your priority list up until now, it will need a thorough refresh. This means clearing away any debris (such as dead sticks, leaves and other rubbish) and using a rake to go through the flowerbeds, removing any weeds. By doing this, you can clear away any unnecessary litter and give yourself a clear canvas to start with.
Attend to the lawn
Once the rubbish is out of the way, you will need to ensure your lawn is well-manicured and sale ready. Fortunately, it’s easier to find a dry day to cut the grass in such warm weather. Ensure you keep an eye on the garden leading up to any viewings, giving it a once-over with your lawn mower whenever things start to look disorderly.
Add a lick of paint
With the weather brighter and the days longer in the summer, potential buyers will be much keener to take a closer look at your garden during a viewing. To prepare for this, consider refreshing your outdoor space with a lick of paint or varnish on the fence, decking, shed and window frames. This will give your garden a new sheen and dazzle any potential buyers passing through.
Let there be (garden) light
Another way to dazzle would-be buyers is installing outdoor lights. Garden lights make a pretty addition to the space during dusk or in the evening. Solar lights are a popular option as they are relatively cheap and easy to install in grass. If you have any trees in your garden, try using a few uplighters to give a striking effect and highlight the space’s best features.
Bring some colour in with flowers
Lastly, dotting flowers around the space in pots – or creating flowerbeds to plant them in – can make your garden look colourful and vibrant. As we often associate colours with emotion, consider suitable shrubs that will allow your garden to express itself. Yellows and greens work really well and are a top pick among homeowners.
The garden takes on an even more important role during the summer, so it will need to look its absolute best. By using your green fingers to prepare it early – as well as taking expert advice from your chosen estate agent – your garden can blossom and increase your chances of attracting lots of prospective buyers and receiving high offers.
For more guidance on selling a property in North London, East London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the surrounding areas, contact your local Kings Group branch today.
Additionally, we offer a free instant online valuation so you can see how much your home could be worth on the current market.