If you are preparing for a home viewing, one of the things you should never overlook is taking care of your backyard. Here are several key blunders you might be making that could lengthen the stay of your home on property listings.
Not taking care of your deck.
You should never make your home look like hard work for potential home buyers. Taking this in mind, you don’t want to present them with a splintered and cracked deck that looks like it needs some high maintenance.
All you need to do to prevent this is an afternoon and a trip to a hardware store. With time, effort and the right stuff, you can already make your look deck look in tip-top shape again.
Sticking to plastic deck furniture.
Selling your home is selling a dream to its possible owner and there is nothing fantastical about plastic deck furniture. These will just fly up into the air when there is a slightest bit of wind.
Provide your deck with a more solid look by investing on furniture that will stand the test of time. Timber settings will enhance the look of your deck and are reasonably priced as well.
Forgetting to mow your lawn.
One thing you should never forget about selling your home is that a manicured lawn can speed up the process. Overgrown grass could make or break the sale of your home.
Make sure the grass on your backyard is as short, watered and well-trimmed as the grass gracing your front lawn. Aim for lush and green instead of unmown and looking like a home for snakes and other dangerous animals.
Not setting up a kids’ area.
If you are planning to sell your home to a family with kids, then your work does not stop at having a kids’ room inside your home. You have to ensure there is an area for children on your backyard as well.
You don’t have to break the bank here. Just set up a swing or add a slippery dip if your backyard space is big enough.
Not having a barbeque zone.
Aussies are known for their fondness of barbeque, making it necessary for you to have an area for doing exactly this on your backyard.
If you don’t have one yet, set one up before your home viewing. If you already have one, make sure it is clean and ready for a barbeque party at any time.
Failing to unclog your gutters.
If you think potential home buyers will not look at your gutters, you have to think again. They will surely be turned off if these are overflowing with birds’ nests and debris. Plus, these will make them wonder what else in your home is packed with rubbish and in need of a dire clean-up.
You can either unclog your gutters yourself or you can hire a cleaner to do it for you.
Overlooking window clean-up.
Your windows are fixtures in your home you should never overlook in cleaning as well. If you have been regular in the clean-up of your windows, then they should not require deep, high-pressure cleaning. Otherwise, you will need a pressure washer or a professional cleaner to lift off all the accumulated dirt and grime.
As soon as you have taken care of these possible slip-ups, then your home is ready to be viewed by potential home buyers. A backyard that is as appealing as your front yard and your actual house will now ensure the faster sale of your property.