Improve your home value - quick and cheap
Selling your home can be an exciting and unnerving process with many components to consider when looking to move out of a property. Real estate experts have shared “quick and cheap” ways homeowners can add up to 77 percent to their property value through garden improvements. It is argued that a beautiful garden is a “huge selling point” when looking to sell a property fast.
As house prices soar to record highs with homes selling twice as fast as normal, now is an ideal time to sell a property and increase the value of your investment. However, increasing the value of a property shouldn’t stop indoors – the garden plays a bigger part in selling a home than many may realize – research by The Greenhouse People found that a good garden can increase the value of a home by up to 77 percent.
What’s more adding value to a home doesn’t need to have an extortionate price tag in the short term – with these thrifty tips, homeowners can improve their outdoor space without breaking their budget.
The gardening experts at The Greenhouse People explained what homeowners should do prior to putting their house on the market. They said:
Here are several garden features that will add the most value to a property without breaking the bank.
The small details
When it comes to selling a property an unsightly garden can make or break a property viewing.
The experts noted that the “small details” count. They said:
Visualize gardens as another room
A thoughtfully designed garden which mirrors the style and decor of the house will attract the right attention and give a sense of extra space.
The gardening experts said:
If your property doesn’t boast a garage, buyers may be put off when thinking about where to store their garden tools, lawn mower, BBQ and summer furniture, according to experts. They said:
Those tight for space, there’s always bench seating with a hinged lid which can double up as a storage box for smaller tools and soft furnishings.
Add the “wow” factor
While a swimming pool or even hot tub might come to mind if you had to pick a “wow” item for a garden, in reality, it’s not possible for many of us.
Those who are moving, they probably don’t want to over-invest in garden features which they can’t take with them, so cheaper things like a fire pit, bird bath, pergola, or an olive or bay tree will entice viewers “without such a high price tag,” says the experts.
Privacy and security are always high up on any home buyer’s list of priorities.
Even if your home is overlooked by other houses or gardens, homeowners can take simple steps to block prying eyes.
The grading experts suggested:
Homeowners can also make their garden feel more secure by installing outdoor lighting features, particularly ones which are motion sensitive.