Whilst the general advice for selling your home should be followed, there are further tips that equestrian home sellers can follow. Here are some things you can do to enhance your property’s kerb appeal.
Fix what’s broken
It’s imperative that you fix anything throughout your property that’s broken, or not working at its best. Carry out an inspection on everything and make sure to fix or even replace anything that’s broken.
Horses are especially tough on paddock fencing, so make sure any damage that’s occurred is promptly repaired. You could consider redoing your whole fencing altogether to improve its overall strength and resilience. If you use treated materials you will save you time not having to creosote the fencing yourself and it will also last longer.
It may also be worth inspecting your driveway to make sure there are no bumps or potholes, particularly because your driveway is a buyer’s first impression of your property, so it’s important you get it right. It can be expensive getting it professionally repaired, but you’ll certainly increase your home’s kerb appeal.
Redecorate your exterior
Are any of your outside areas looking a bit tired and run down? Then a fresh lick of paint will do wonders. It also gives potential buyers the view that you have a well-maintained property. You should also consider replacing dated or tired outside fixtures as well, such as lightbulbs and switches.
Other things to consider include:
- Muck management – ensure all fields have been mucked out and keep the muck heap areas as tidy as possible.
- Give the yard and stables a good sweep and power wash.
- Secure gateways – horse theft is always a worry so make sure viewers aren’t seeing faulty gateways. Also make sure your tackroom doors are sturdy to keep tack safe and secure.
- Ragwort – ensure it’s all removed with a ragwort fork and destroyed appropriately, well away from your horses.
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