Doing This To Your Garden Really Can Add 20% To The Value Of Your Property
I love this time of year with the lighter days and warmer weather as I get to spend even more time outdoors exploring the gorgeous city of Cardiff - I'm especially fond of having a good sniff of the stunning bluebells up at the Wenallt! - and it seems I’m not the only one who likes to explore when spring arrives, as at Moginie James we typically notice an uptake in viewings at this time of year, as well as an increase in serious buyers on the market. Buyers that often give us a wish list for their new property, with outdoor space a regular must have, especially for families with young children or pets - like an energetic black-lab that loves to roam!
April, May and June accounted for over 27% of the year’s property viewings
across the UK during the past 5 years.*
*Source - Dataloft
Recent research suggests that a neat and tidy outdoor space can add as much as 20% to the value of your home*, which is something not to be sniffed at (unlike the bluebells)! Our buyers' typical garden must-haves include a shed, good quality paving, security and some grassed area, while like any area inside the house that requires a level of upkeep or maintenance, spending some time on your garden before selling or renting will typically be worth it in the long run.
Research suggests that a neat and tidy outdoor space
can add as much as 20% to the value of your home.*
*Source - The Independent
The good news is you don’t need to have green thumbs like Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock to make your garden more appealing to buyers or renters, with research suggesting that simple, easy to maintain gardens sell quicker compared to more elaborate landscapes. So, here are my 5 insider garden tips for sellers and landlords that will make a dramatic difference in how viewers perceive your property:
1. Cut the grass. Trust me, a fresh trim can do wonders for appearances - gardens and dogs alike!.
2. Boost the sense of space. Remove clutter as possible by placing large objects such as BBQs or lawnmowers out of sight and make the outdoor space seem as large as possible.
3. Add some plant pots. Ensure the viewer's first impression of your outside space is a positive one by investing in some pretty pots and plants to add colour and life to your space. And remember you can always take them with you when you move!
4. Have somewhere to sit. You may not have the time or desire to sit and relax in the garden, but you are selling the idea of a lifestyle to viewers who may, so factor a table and some chairs into your budget.
5. Make sure it’s secure. Invest in securing your space and put any potential concerns buyers or renters may have to rest.
Those are my 5 tips, they're all relatively simple, aren't they? And they could make a significant difference to the value of your property! For more expert property advice contact one of our offices where our lovely staff will be more than happy to talk to you.
Roath - 02920 484 898 Pontcanna - 02920 344 434 Cyncoed - 02920 761 999
Ted, Head of PR (Pet Relations)
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