It might be left far down the list of things to spruce up when selling a house, but a great lawn is something that shouldn’t be overlooked
Adding lawn to your house could be one of the smartest ways to potentially increase its value. Research has revealed 93% of real estate agents would recommend a client give their lawn some TLC before selling, with a new lawn having the potential to add $110k to house value.
“It’s important to look for improvements you can make to your home that are cost effective and deliver a good return. Adding lawn is a no-brainer, it’s a quick and easy renovation that adds value and most importantly attracts more buyers,” said Peter Diamandtidis from Raine & Horne St Marys.
The research also revealed that 40% of agents surveyed believe a nicely presented lawn can boost a house’s value by more than 20%
Buyers could even be turned off a property thanks to a dismal garden according to Peter.
“Too many times I’ve had buyers walk away from a property simply because of a poorly presented front yard and the prospective buyers could not see past it.”
For the value it adds to a home, turfing your yard is a small investment compared to other home renovations, such as a kitchen or bathroom, as it’s something you can DIY and provides a striking transformation.
Even more impressive, turf is good for you and the environment.
Turf can help maintain a balanced ecosystem and also helps improve water quality by slowing down run off and trapping pollutants .
A nice lawn might also impact your wellbeing with turf being known to reduce CO2 emissions, generate oxygen and absorb noise.
Now is the perfect time to renovate a yard with new turf. For more information on buying, laying and maintaining a lawn visit https://lawnspiration.com.au/