When selling a Burnaby home always consider what the buyer is looking for. Many buyers are looking for a large backyard that is spacious and provides a lot of room for luxurious and practical uses. While the backyard may not be on the very top of the list in things to look for when shopping for a home, like the kitchen for instance, it can still play a major factor in the value of your home.
Having a clean backyard is always a plus as well. Personal items, toys and other backyard furniture should be neat and set up to create a visually appealing yard. A clean backyard means that a homebuyer is able to visualize what they could do with the space and it can even make the difference between closing a deal or not.
Having a large backyard can be a big plus. Many people are looking for space in the back of their Burnaby house for kids, pets and entertainment. Also, buyers could want the space for creating a patio, deck, pool or lounging area. Others may be interested in building a back porch or addition to make their house larger and more spacious.
Not everyone is looking for a large backyard, however. Big backyards mean more area for leaves to fall on and more upkeep. Some homebuyers are looking for a Burnaby home with a smaller yard in the back with low maintenance. If you do have a lot of space in your yard, it should be promoted since most will see it as a positive feature and those in need of a smaller yard should just be visiting the next listing anyway.
Shade in the backyard
Another factor to consider is shade. While many people enjoy spending a beautiful summer day in Burnaby on the deck of a pool under an umbrella, not everyone has the luxury of a pool deck with umbrellas to block the sun. A large tree in the backyard can achieve the same effect.
Having shade can be beneficial; however there is a downfall. Having too much shade blocks the suns warm rays from heating up and brightening the yard. Also plants and certain vegetation cannot grow when there is a lack of sunlight. The best thing to do is to trim the hedges, branches and other shrubbery that provide shade to create a perfect balance. Having a place to escape when the sun gets too hot is good as long as it does not envelop the entire yard.
Another thing to keep in mind is that small bushes can make a space look bigger when compared to the same space with a larger bush. Also, many people are interested in sports that require use of the backyard for storage, which is why having a large shed at the side of the Burnaby house can be a valuable investment.
Take a walk around your backyard and see what you can do to add value to your Burnaby house. Odds are that it won’t take too long to fix it up and make it a buyer’s paradise.