I have lived in Nottingham for over 30 years and in that time I have sold many properties. One thing that I have consistently found is that the homes with well looked-after gardens sell much faster than homes where outside areas have not been looked after properly. We all know that first impressions count and when you are looking at something of such high value like selling a house it makes sense to really go to town to ensure that your prospective buyer gets a great first impression. If you don’t do this then you are literally throwing money away. A good landscape gardener may cost you just a few hundred pounds, but going on the current value of properties in Nottingham, they could easily add thousands of pounds to the value of your home.
Gardens can make a great first impression
It always amazed me working as an estate agent, how many people fail to display their homes in the best possible light when it came time to sell. When you think that your first impression of a property inevitably will be the garden, then surely that is somewhere you need to put most effort into. The number of gardens with over grown lawns, and unkempt flower beds as well as trees which had not been pruned in years which I use to see across Nottingham was amazing.
Finding the right landscape gardener
There are so many landscape gardeners in Nottingham that it would be so easy to get somebody in to do all of this work for you. They can mow your lawn weed your flower-beds and many landscape gardeners also work as qualified tree surgeons. The effect that this work will have will be huge. Its not even like you have to do any work yourself, you just pick up the phone, call your local landscape gardener, pay a few hundred pounds and they will do everything for you.
In Nottingham the average house price is over £200,000. You don’t need to be an expert property developer to understand the price advantage you gain buy making sure your garden and outside landscape of your home gives a great impression to your future buyer.
Don’t let your trees and plants create a negative opinion
If the garden is a mess then they think they will be left with the expense in time or money employing a landscape gardener of a local tree surgeon in Nottingham to sort out the problems that have been left behind. This may stop them actually putting a bid on the house. It creates a negative impression when an unkempt garden, trees or things like that are the first things that someone sees.
So, bare in mind one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home and also increase the chance of selling your home fast, is to get in a gardener or a tree surgeon to ensure that all of the plants and the lawns and flower beds are in perfect condition. If you can do that (and obviously the same applies to the interior of your home), it’s so much more likely to gain a higher price and sell much faster too. In all my years of living in Nottingham the houses in the city, which had a great gardens, always sold quickly.
Author bio: Colin Larson is a gardening journalist with over 20 year’s experience of living in Nottingham and writing about its trees and gardens. He also runs a landscape gardening advice blog and helps local tree-surgeons deal with unusual species they encounter.
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