We all throwaway words like curb appeal when talking about house’s property. A well-maintained garden certainly would top up the value of your house by a rather considerable margin. But apparently, a large and beautiful garden may not be on everyone’s house wishlist. How can people resist a lush garden for their house?
Is your garden high-maintenance?
While you love your garden, some homebuyers would be off-put by gardens that seemed to require a lot of care. Extensive maintenance can be pretty expensive in the long run. An attractive garden does have the potential to add over 20 percent to the value of your house. However, people have been seen to gravitate more towards a small, no-fuss garden that looks easy for them to maintain.
The determination of house value can be a complex one
Although lush gardens, at a glance, seemed to contribute great value to a house, it may just be off-putting to some potential buyers. Homebuyers are also thinking the long-term prospect of caring for the house, and that includes the garden that comes with it.
Keeping your garden low-maintenance
A garden that is low on the maintenance is often more “approachable” to a wider arrange of prospective buyers. It is less about your garden. This is more about people’s preferences and the many considerations when buying a house.
Market your house to people who will appreciate its features
Let’s get this out there. This may mean that it would take a very long time for you to get the buyers. Especially if the price you’re offering has a considerable margin compared to what your agent advises you. This does not mean that you don’t need to trust or heed your agent’s advice. If you want your house to sell fast, then listen to them. However, if you’d want your house with your garden to be sold to the people who can appreciate its value, then you will have to be patient. There are people out there just like you, who are into lush gardens and perhaps even the gardening that comes with it. What you need to do is market your garden to the right people. Emphasis on the garden and include pictures of your property’s garden from different angles. Reach out to agents and consult with them your concerns. Have your agent at your side and make sure that you talk things through with them. Your agent is here to help you and the best way to go about this is to communicate well with your agents.
Replacing some plants with low-maintenance options
If you have plants that require some special care then maybe it’s time to take those plants with you, if you can afford it. Letting them rot in the hands of those who don’t have green thumbs is not something you’d want to do. Plants such as evergreen shrubs and bamboos are a great replacement option for your garden. They provide your house more privacy, and they are naturally low on maintenance. The added privacy is a feature that you can sell to the best of your ability.