Turn your garden into a major selling point

A beautiful and well-kept garden is often at the top of many homebuyers’ wish lists.

Some rank a garden, or the amount of room to run around outside, as more important than the number of bedrooms or the state of the kitchen.

Gardens are just as important in smaller properties as they are in bigger ones. Whether you live in a unit, house or on acreage people will pay attention to outdoor areas and what they have to offer the property.

There are a number of things that buyers might look for in a garden, these include the ability to entertain, privacy and room to take up hobbies.

If you’re thinking about selling and want to add a bit more “wow” factor to your garden, try to think of it as an extra room of your home and help it fulfil a purpose whether it’s relaxing or entertaining, or simply a place to take up hobbies or grow some food.

Tips for improving your garden:

  • Mow and water lawns regularly to keep them looking neat, healthy and green.
  • Prune trees and shrubs to keep your gardens orderly and to open up any potential views.
  • Create a space for entertaining. Be sure to include a table and chairs and if you have the space possibly an outdoor couch and barbecue.
  • Choose trees carefully before planting. Consider what they will look like fully-grown and whether they will add privacy or spoil views.
  • Consider planting fruit trees or a veggie/herb garden to add an attractive property feature.
  • For small gardens – make the most of space by using hanging pots or vertical gardens.

Get creative and turn your garden into a property feature to be proud of. If you need help planning out your garden then it can help to talk to a landscape designer or an expert from your local gardening store.

If you’re looking to sell and want to have a chat about how much value your garden adds to your property, contact the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team.

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