Green is go for open homes
JUST as presentation of a property on the inside is vitally important to the perception of its value, so too is the presentation of the outdoor areas.
Niki Peinke, from The Property Exchange, shared her tips on putting your best garden forward during home opens.
“It is a psychological fact that people see more value in well-presented areas because they use the presentation as an indication of the value,” Niki said.
“A beautifully presented room or garden is ‘worth more’ than a badly presented one.
“Same room. Same garden.”
What is the most important thing homeowners need to think about when getting their gardens and outdoor spaces ready for home opens? Niki says space, colour and ‘enjoyability’.
“It’s about making the area look as large and appealing as possible, which usually involves greenery and colour,” Niki said.
“Cutting back overgrown trees, mulching garden beds, adding colourful plants and pressure spraying paved areas are musts.”