April 20, 2017

Getting your garden ready for summer viewings

UK garden

The warmer weather is now upon us and summer is just around the corner. The summer months give households the chance to use their garden to its full potential. Evening meals are enjoyed outside with the setting sun, outdoor parties with friends are thrown and sun-loungers are dusted off and taken out of the shed.

When it comes to selling a property in spring and early summer, outdoor space is particularly important for potential buyers. For some, it may even be a deal-breaker. Here is a guide to making the most of your garden and how to make it appealing to viewers:


Creating a designated area for social gatherings is a must. Put your garden furniture in place and set it up for your summer viewings. Doing so will make it easier for potential buyers to envisage how they can spend time relaxing and socialising in the garden.

Paint it up

You may have touched up the walls and doors inside the property but what about the outside? Make an honest observation if your fences and shed (if you have one), look worn. A touch of paint can be all they need to bring them to life again. Using a brighter colour can bring more style and character into your garden.

Clean the patio

As the months roll by, patios collect grime and dirt. A jet wash will clean them up and make your outdoor patio presentable for viewers.

Well maintained

More than anything else, the priority is to ensure that your garden looks the part. An overgrown and poorly maintained garden will do nothing to attract buyers and will reflect badly on your efforts indoors. A bright, tidy and well-kept garden is all you need to appeal to young families and social professionals.

For help in selling your property in Leicester, Market Harborough or Loughborough, get in touch with the Andrew Granger & Co residential sales team. Call one of our three Leicestershire branches on the numbers below:

Leicester: 0116 242 9922

Loughborough: 01509 235534

Market Harborough: 01858 431315