Well Maintained Front Gardens Can Increase Saleability Of A Property And Even Add Value, According To Ratedpeople.com

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A well maintained front garden can increase the desirability of a property and even increase its value by as much as £5,000, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

As with many things, first impressions are very important and in this case, can be the difference between a sale and non sale. Additionally, front gardens need to be well maintained all year round as it is always on show so, home owners may want to go for the low maintenance option. Hedges and trees can also increase the saleability through the added privacy and security they provide.

A well maintained front garden can increase the desirability of a property and even increase its value by as much as £5,000, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

The front garden is the first thing that potential buyers will see when approaching a property and first impressions count for a lot. Indeed, research has revealed that 97% of estate agents believe that a well maintained front garden can help a property seem more appealing to prospective buyers. Furthermore, 50per cent went as far to say that it is 'extremely important' when it comes to selling a property.

A good garden design can also add to the character of the property which in turn can potentially increase its overall saleability. Even if the front garden is small, a few carefully placed shrubs, pots and window boxes can brighten up the entrance and make the space seem much larger.

Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: "As with many things, first impressions are very important and in this case, can be the difference between a sale and non sale. Additionally, front gardens need to be well maintained all year round as it is always on show so, home owners may want to go for the low maintenance option. Hedges and trees can also increase the saleability through the added privacy and security they provide."

However, despite the positives that a well designed and maintained front garden presents, research has shown that almost half of estate agents believe that UK home owners don't make the most of the space and therefore are hampering their chances of adding value to, and indeed selling, their properties.

Whether seeking anything from local builders and local plumbers though to garden designers, Ratedpeople.com can find interested tradesmen from 25 different trades for home owners who are looking to improve their properties.

Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com

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