It’s No Secret, Your Garden Might Help You Sell Your Home

June 1, 2014

Toronto Home StagingSelling a house is not easy. To attract serious buyers and the best prices, a little thought needs to be put into the presentation of the house (both inside and outside). The garden is an area that is often neglected as most sellers focus on the home’s interior, but an attractive and well maintained garden can be a great selling feature, so making the most of it is important.

 Garden furniture

An outdoor seating area can help to make the garden look like an extension of the house, and in effect, it is adding an extra living space for dining and entertaining, which is something that your buyers are looking for. And when done properly, this can help increase the perceived value of your home.

Gorgeous garden furniture pieces these days are reasonable priced, stylish, and functional (not to mention, they can last for years when properly cared for). Rattan effect garden furniture is always a safe and a popular choice. It comes in different sizes depending on the size of your garden and is always easy to accessorize with outdoor cushions if you want to add a little bit of colour for increased visual impact.

Try to avoid the traditional plastic patio table and chairs because it can sometimes look inexpensive and can ruin the chance of a great first impression.

 Garden layout

It is a good idea to take a long look at the garden and see where it can be simplified. Plant flowers for a splash of colour, making the garden look inviting and relaxing. Adding flowers to your garden increases positive sensory experience for your buyers during house showings. Ensure that plants are kept neat and tidy and not allowed to overgrow.

A cluttered garden can look much smaller than it actually is. Too many ornaments can make the garden seem crowded and can be an eyesore during house showings. Not to mention, it may give the appearance that the garden is difficult to maintain causing your garden to do the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve. Ditch your pink flamingos, garden gnomes, and other ornaments, for now!

Lastly, while the house is on the market, ensure that the garden is tended regularly. Weeds can just appear as if from nowhere; you will need to be on your guard to keep them at bay.

Red Barrinuevo | Your Toronto Home Stager
If you need assistance in staging and merchandising your home for sale, call us  today at (416) 871 3128. We are serving Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga and the rest of the GTA.

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