Old tiles, cracked patios, a patchy lawn and broken fences are just some of the ways gardens can be off-putting to potential buyers.
“It’s really expensive to do things outside – far more expensive outside than inside – because the materials you use obviously have to be able to withstand the elements.
“If somebody comes to your property, goes into your garden and you’ve got no patio and your fencing is falling down – these are things that are going to add up in their mind and know that they’re going to have to sort out if they do buy your property.”
A messy garden can be used as a bargaining tool by potential buyers in justifying making an offer below the asking price.
A few small changes could make all the difference in ensuring your home is sold for the right price.
“We always say, just keep it tidy,” Rea added.