Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value
Spring is widely considered the go-to season for putting a home up for sale, and for good reason. Not only are more potential buyers out and about, but outdoor spaces have a prime opportunity to show off and lift property values. Strategic landscape improvements, then, tend to give high returns on investment at this time of year.
If you’re planning on selling this spring, now’s the time to make sure your outdoor spaces are ready to shine and be a competitive public face for your property.
- New Planting
It goes without saying that healthy plants bring colour, life and welcoming appeal to a space. To ensure an attention-grabbing display for spring, you’ll need to get started now with planning and prepping. It’s worth seeking professional advice on which plants are your best bet with respect to your desired sales time-frame, and how to go about installing them for maximum curbside appeal.
Removing dry or damaged matter from trees, shrubs and perennials, along with general clearing, trimming and tidying up of your beds, is an essential item on your to-do list.
- Repairs and maintenance
Is your deck looking tired? Has your driveway seen better days? Perhaps your fence is overdue for a paint job, or your pergola hasn’t been cleaned in years. Over winter, when we make much less use of our outdoor spaces, it’s easy to let tasks like these slide.
Cosmetic issues all contribute to a buyer’s first impression of your property – especially if they’re visible from the street, so it’s worth your while making sure everything is looking its best. Now’s the time to re-coat that weathered deck, pressure wash those pavers, and have that fence repaired.
- Seasonal features
After the dark winter months, many Melbourne home buyers will be looking to spend time outdoors. In spring, the user-friendliness and ambience of your outdoor space is likely to influence how the value of your home is perceived.
Consider adding a feature such as outdoor lighting (particularly at the entrance to your home) or a structural feature that works to extend living space, such as inbuilt seating or shading structures.
For help in getting your outdoor space ready for sale this spring, get in touch with our team today.