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Four Landscaping tips when selling your house

9 Aug 2017 Professionals The Wright Team 0 Comment

So you have made the decision to sell your home. You may have made renovations or improved the external presence of the house, but do not forget about landscaping! Quality landscaping can over 5% to the value of your home, that’s an extra $24,000 to $28,000 on a $350,000 to 400,000 home, the current median house price in suburbs such as Balga, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka & Koondoola.

If you chose to avoid spending on landscaping, that money spent on renovating the house might have been squandered. Landscaping is an inexpensive way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of any house. It will add far more than its cost to the value of the home, here’s what you need to know:

1. Remove Bald Spots
Your home might have too many uncovered spots. In the event that it has, figure out how to fill them in. Some options include using plants, stones or even mulch. What you don’t need possible buyers to see is a bare spot that discloses to them you have neglected the garden.

2. Create Garden Zones
By separating the garden into zones, a vender can make a delightful, clean front yard that anybody would respect. The garden now improves the presence of the home and upgrades its value.
As seen in suburbs including Girrawheen and Koondoola, on the off chance that your house is on an uneven or sloped block, you might need to spend more to build a retaining wall. This will give your front garden a clean, layered appearance that will compliment your home.

3. Weed, Mulch and Prune
The goal is to make your front garden immaculate. It’s the first thing people will notice when they come to your home. If your front garden is well-maintained, it will tell them you have taken pride in your property and they will feel more confident about buying your home.

You may have looked after your garden over the year, but before you list your home, it’s worth employing a garden maintenance service to complete a final sweep and ensure the garden is left in an immaculate condition. Nobody likes to see weeds or dead appendages in a garden. A garden maintenance service can clear away weeds and prune shrubs & plants. Likewise, they can top the soil with mulch, which looks much superior to anything exposed earth. Mulching also assists with keeping weeds under control and assists moisture retention in the garden. The objective is to make your front garden impeccable. It’s the first impression that individuals will have when they go to your home.

4. What about the Backyard?
Your front yard will draw potential clients into your home, however, equal importance must be shown to the backyard. Like your front garden, the backyard must be well-maintained with some additional things to consider. In Perth this day and age home buyers want the indoor/outdoor lifestyle, if you succeed in creating that vision it will place more incentive on buyers to think of your home as a must buy, increasing the value. This is best achieved with a modern patio they can be enjoyed in any weather. If you don’t have a patio cover, look into ways you can create a patio cover, such an awning.
Summary

You might not have time to complete all of thes landscaping jobs before you look to put your home on the market, but if you do have time, take the time to consider softscaping and hardscaping. Remember, too, that any improvements you make will highlight the areas you neglect. Do whatever it takes to make your landscaping shine. It will be an investment that pays dividends when you sell your house.
Contact our office today to speak with Justin Wright, Property Manager and Co Owner of Professionals the Wright team if you have a property in Balga, Mirrabook, Koondoola, Girrawheen or Westminster to discuss a health check of your investment property.

08 9349 4655 // justin@thewrightteam.com.au

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