Another common question (FAQ) I get from home sellers is about their garden.
They frequently ask should they spend extra money to bring their garden up to scratch or just tidy them up.
In this video, I discuss the pros & cons of spending time & money on improving your garden before selling, and when it might be a good idea or a bad idea.
Note: This video segment was pulled from a long interview I did back in Feb, where I answered a heap of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about real estate.
Once you’ve watched the video, let me know your thoughts and any extra questions you have on the topic in the comments below.
Note: The video was filmed in portrait mode rather than landscape, which is why it is narrow rather than wide. For the best viewing experience, I recommend you click the Full Screen mode button.
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Garden’s a hard one and it’s very subjective to the market you’re actually in as to who the buyer might be.
So if you’ve got a large block that’s going to appeal to developers, for instance, garden will actually be a negative, not a positive.
So it really depends on the style of property that you have and the marketplace that it is in.
So if you’re in a leafy, established suburb where there’s a whole plethora of much loved gardens and you’re in the Open Garden Scheme zones and things like that then 100% a garden is going to be vital to your sale.
When you’re in a larger block, let’s say, so a subdivision in Cranbourne for instance is 600-plus square meters, once you get to a block size that is potentially sub-dividable, people need to actually believe that the block is as large as what it is and that it’s not going to be a difficult development process for them if that’s what they’re then planning to do with the property.
So it’s very subjective as to where the property is, what the property is, land size, and the likely buyer of that property.
So what I would highly recommend is that, tidy gardens, like always, always that presentation from the front. Neat, and if it is a larger block obviously make it look as low maintenance as what you can, because people who want the larger lifestyle blocks don’t necessarily understand what’s involved in maintaining them and keeping them pristine, but you want to make it look as neat and as tidy as you can, irrespective of what property it is and who the likely buyer is.