Your front and backyard can make your home sell faster. If you take the time to put some effort into creating an outdoor space that will be sure to impress prospective buyers.
Your home is your castle, and you want it to be the most beautiful one in the neighbourhood. No matter if you are trying to sell or not, there are many ways that you can make your home more attractive for potential buyers. You may think about adding a garage conversion (to increase living space), installing an updated kitchen (to make life easier), or maybe painting your front door red (just because). These things will help with curb appeal, but what about the backyard? What’s happening out there?
Suppose you’re like many people, then there’s an overgrown lawn and a few weeds peeking through. That doesn’t sound too appealing, does it? It might seem like just another chore on top of everything else on your to-do list, but it’s really important. So here are some quick tips that you can use in order to create an outdoor space that will be sure to make your home sell faster and be more desirable for buyers.
Ways to help make your home sell faster
Take care of the lawn
You want a nice even cut and no bald spots or weeds making their way through. Make sure there is nothing growing on top of any sidewalks or walkways because this looks unkempt and cluttered. Prune all bushes so they aren’t overgrown, especially if they’re bordering your house (which may become part of the sale). Watering systems should also be checked since dead grass doesn’t look good either. Finally, trim all trees before putting up any “For Sale” signs! This could save you some money in the long run.
Clean up all of your outdoor furniture, especially if it’s showing signs of wear and tear (scratches or rust). Your patio needs to be free from clutter, including toys that might get left outside. You don’t want buyers thinking that they’ll have to take care of this once they move into their new home! It should also look like you actually use it since sitting out there every so often won’t cut it because overgrown grass can appear uninviting.
If you keep any grills, make sure they are clean; again, no sign of rusting is good either. Even though a grill isn’t an expensive piece of equipment, potential buyers may think otherwise when considering what else could need attention in the yard.
Check the fencing
Be sure to check your fencing, make sure it’s in good shape, and nothing needs replacing. Also, clean up any wood panelling that might be showing signs of mould or rot since this can become a health hazard if left unattended for too long. Make sure everything looks fresh and new – that goes for outdoor furniture, decks, railings, you name it! If you do have any storage sheds make sure to clean them inside out.
Don’t forget about your fire pit or outdoor fireplace! This can become a great selling point for buyers who’d say ‘we buy any home”, especially if it’s something that they don’t currently have in their backyard. It creates an inviting atmosphere and is definitely enticing during those cold winter months (and let’s face it – this includes almost everyone). Ensure there are no leftover ashes or wood chips either because these could lead to accidental fires, which nobody wants.
In conclusion, your front and back yard can make your home sell faster. If you take the time to put some effort into creating an outdoor space that will be sure to impress buyers, they might even fall in love with it before they step inside, which is always a plus!