Green is go for open homes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Gardening - Sara Fitz­patrick

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.”

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