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Selling Your Home? How to Improve Your Yard and Attract Buyers

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Are you planning to list your home for sale to move somewhere new? If so, you are probably keen to achieve a quick sale and receive the best price for your property. To make this possible, it is worth investing some of your time in making your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. When preparing their home in readiness for selling it, many people focus on the inside of the home and apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls, clean the carpets, and tidy away clutter. However, it is also vital to show your outdoor space some time and attention.

Having some outdoor space is a valuable asset for any home. The need for an outdoor area has become especially apparent during COVID-19. Having a yard where you can sit outside and get some fresh air during the shelter in place order made the situation so much more bearable. Having a garden always makes your home more sellable, but in light of recent events, it is likely to appeal even more to potential buyers. Research shows that landscaping your garden can add between 5.5 per cent and 12.7 per cent to the value of your property. So, not only could your backyard help your property to sell faster, but it could also increase its value.

If you are keen to start improving your garden to make it more appealing to prospective buyers, why not give some of these tips a go?

Time to Tidy Up

The first step toward improving your outdoor space is to tidy it up. Getting rid of items such as old garden furniture and bikes that are no longer used is an excellent place to start. Removing these items reduces the amount of clutter in your yard and helps it to look more spacious. 

Removing weeds and cutting the lawn is also important to keep the garden well-presented for when potential buyers come to look around. If you don’t have a green thumb, you could focus on just removing any weeds and tidying up rather than doing lots of planting. 

Clean Up Your Driveway

Your driveway is a prominent feature and one of the first things that people will notice about your home. To make an excellent first impression, it is vital to get your driveway looking at its very best. One of the most effective ways to do this is professional pressure washing. Using professionals to clean your driveway will ensure that the work is carried out safely and that your driveway stays clean for longer.

Paint and Protect

Peeling paint and rotting wood on your garden fences are not going to attract buyers and make your home appear poorly maintained. It is worth repairing and repainting your garden fences if they are looking a little worse for wear to help restore them to their best.

Just a little time and effort spent on improving your outdoor space can bring big rewards, so it is well worth the effort. 


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