Thu 08 Jun 2017
It goes without saying when it comes to selling a property first impressions do count! Your aim is to appeal to as many buyers as possible. The more people wanting to buy your property, the more they'll be willing to pay.
Let's start with how to prepare your garden when putting your house on the market...
Having helped to sell thousands of houses over the years, Paul Barnes at John German Estate Agents in Stafford shares his advice.
TOP TIPS FOR GARDENS
Mow the lawn
We know it's not always easy to find a day when it's not raining to mow the lawn. However, mowing the lawn is a simple way to make sure your garden appears well kept and easy to maintain. Also, why not try mowing in some stripes, impressing buyers with your straight lines!
Keep it clean
To fellow dog lovers & owners out there, remember to make sure lawns and paths are clean. We wouldn't want a buyer stepping into something they shouldn't!
Make the most out of your patio
Patios and terraces are a great selling point, they can add extra appeal to your property. Dressing a patio helps buyers to visualise themselves using the outdoor space, enjoying alfresco dining, summer barbecues and family entertaining. So for the marketing photographs take off any furniture covers, jet wash the decking and pot some colourful plants.
Free up some space
We don't all have big gardens, if yours is quite small with large children's play equipment eating into the space, pack this away, especially when your pictures will be taken. I'm sure the kids won't mind, and if they do bribe them with ice cream and trips to the local park!
Time it right
Any Estate Agent worth their salt will check the orientation of the garden and take marketing photos at the correct time of day, preferably when sunny. So when they come to your home, make sure this is something they do.
Thinking about putting your house on the market?
We'd be delighted to provide you with a free valuation and expert advice - contact your local John German Estate Agents branch.
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