Keen followers of the Victorian property market will already be aware of the strength of buyer demand at the end of 2017. So it will come as no surprise that there will be quite a few home owners who will be considering a summer sale this year in order to capitalise on the large number of motivated buyers who missed out prior to Christmas.
If you are one of these vendors who is thinking of taking advantage of the opportunities that a summer sale can provide, then one of the ways to give your property some additional impact on potential buyers is to consider adding some summer colour to the garden.
Here are a few examples of readily available plants that can help you achieve this aim…
- Bougainvilleas (pictured) are a popular way to add a splash of summer colour. If you have a confined area such as a courtyard, a dwarf bougainvillea in a pot can be very effective.
- Gardenias have come with a bonus – providing a wonderful perfume as well as colour. Just remember to feed them well.
- Another source of perfume is the lavender, which can make a great border around garden beds.
- Natives such as a bottle-brush or grevillea can attract birds as well as adding colour, and are generally fairly low maintenance.
- Banksias are another native that are popular with birds, and there are a number of different colour options available.
- Of course, frangipani tends to like well-drained soil, plenty of sun and frost-free conditions, but if you are focussed on summer impact, then lots of sun and a lack of frost is not a big ask, is it! They are particularly popular with clients near the beach as they love sandy soils and will tolerate salt air.
Remember, if you’re heading out to give the garden a lift, don’t forget a hat and some sun screen!
More importantly, if you are considering selling in 2018 and are wondering whether a summer sale is the right strategy for your property and situation, don’t hesitate to give one of the team at Ian Reid’s Vendor Advocacy a call. In the meantime, you might like to read through our booklet, “Fatal Real Estate Traps Exposed”. It’s so easy to download your free copy while you’re here.