At Iles & Jenkin we love it when the clocks go forward. The days are longer, the evenings much lighter and people are starting to venture outside again.

Put simply, most people love being outside when the better weather arrives.

And when Spring takes centre stage, people tend to feel happier and serious buyers get out and about in droves.

However, some people who prepare their home for sale at this time of year forget to ensure that their garden looks as attractive as possible and we believe that’s a missed opportunity.

At Iles & Jenkin we always ask our prospective buyers to tell us their property ‘wish list’. An attractive garden is very often on those lists.

In some cases, people are even more specific and state that their new home MUST have a south or west facing garden so they can soak up as much sunshine as possible all year round.

So, if you have a garden to be proud of it can be a huge plus point for buyers, especially those with young children or those planning a future with children.

But even if your garden isn’t one that Alan Titchmarsh or Monty Don would coo over, there are lots of simple and easy ways to make it more appealing. At the very least you should make sure it is tidy, clutter-free and colourful if possible.

A trip to the garden centre should provide a lot of ideas about how you can breathe new life into your garden.

So, don’t just think ‘outside the box’ when getting your home ready to go onto the market - think ‘outside your home’ too.

Thanks for reading!

Sue Iles

Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call Joe James and our team on 01934 512537 or email: sales@ilesandjenkin.co.uk for honest, expert and friendly advice.