Selling your home is stressful, and you want the process to be over and done with as soon as possible. You can make things much easier for yourself by preparing the home properly before you put it on the market. You’ll attract more buyers and hopefully make a quick sale as long as the house is prepared beforehand.
There are a few key things you need to do inside the house, but make sure that you don’t neglect the exterior and the garden too. The garden is a big asset when selling your home but there are a few common issues that can put potential buyers off. These are the best garden changes for a quick home sale.
An outdoor building is such a huge asset, and it will really impress buyers. If you have a fully-fledged outdoor building that can be used as more sleeping space or a home office, that’s a huge bonus. However, that’s an expensive addition to make before you sell the home, even if it does increase the value. If you want a cheaper option, add a good quality shed with some extra storage space.
Trees can be a great garden feature, but they can also be a lot of work. When potential buyers see a big tree in the garden, they may see it as a big job to take on rather than an attractive feature. So, you need to decide what to do with it and make sure that it isn’t causing any maintenance issues. Tree roots often cause damage and blockages to the pipes, so call out some sewer and drain specialists to check for any problems. You should also check that the roots are not getting too close to the foundations of the house and causing damage there. In some cases, it may be best to remove the tree before putting the house on the market. Otherwise, you should get it professionally pruned, so it is in good condition.
A patio area is an excellent garden feature that potential buyers will love. However, if it’s in bad condition, the patio looks awful and makes the whole garden feel very run down. Before you put your house on the market, you need to give your patio a bit of a facelift. Power washing is a simple way to make it look as good as new if it is quite dirty. However, if a lot of the slabs are cracked and broken, you should consider replacing the patio.
Privacy is very important for buyers and if they feel exposed when looking around your garden, that could be a big issue for them. You can make some simple changes to make the garden more private and more secure. Make some updates to the garden fence and patch any holes. Alternatively, you can add a few shrubs around the border of the garden to create a barrier.
If you want to sell your home quickly, it’s important to focus on the garden. These changes will impress buyers and hopefully increase the number of offers you get.