Deciding to put your property on the market can be a nerve-wracking affair. You might have a figure in your mind that you’d like to get, but it might be far different than the one that real estate agents believe you will achieve. If you’re trying to get maximum bang for your buck, then why not take a look at your landscaping? Small, inexpensive changes could equate to significant increases in value.
Australia is a country of entertainers. Many people love welcoming friends over for a barbecue or a drink. If you don’t have somewhere for that to happen, then potential purchasers might look elsewhere.
If you don’t have a few thousand dollars to fork out on a deck, then think smaller. Create a small nook outside with paving stones and a few chairs. Even a seating area outside offers the illusion of a home built for entertainment.
Shade, Shelter, and Privacy
When you’re sharing a country with over 24 million people, you’ll desire shade, shelter, and privacy from time to time. Make sure you include plenty of it in your landscaping plan. New owners don’t want to have to come in and start from scratch. Many prefer if you have trees planted, shelter in place, and privacy from neighbours taken care of.
The average Australian is busy. They don’t have time for hours of garden maintenance every week when they could spend that time on something fun. Think twice before you carve up your lawn for more garden space. If you intend on selling, you have the potential to make money and aim for a quicker sale by ensuring your yard takes no time to look after.
You might think that spending thousands on landscaping equates to thousands in return, but that’s not always the case. There is a fine line between landscaping for profit and landscaping for loss.
For example, you wouldn’t install a $20,000 pool to make your backyard appear fun. You may not see that money in your property sale. You might, however, create a unique space where someone could add a spa pool if they desire.
When you’re trying to get the best return on your investment, you have to be critical of your property. Is your front fence in need of a paint job? Are there weeds growing between your pavers? Is the garden as “welcoming” as it could be? If you can’t get critical and point out the faults, call upon a friend who can.
Getting as much money as possible in a property sale doesn’t have to cost you a lot in return. Pay attention to your landscaping, make a few changes, or call upon experts who can offer advice. A little time spent on landscaping can have a significant financial benefit.