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Should I plant a garden if I am planning on selling..?


Who doesn't like a nice flower garden or veggie garden.

It can be a plus in many a buyers eyes.

If you have not had a garden before, don't make a new one.

Get some flowers from the green house or box store.

6-8 around the house and on the steps will dress things up real fast.


Multiple gardens are another gret feature of rural living.

Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam Feela • July 22 2016 02:47PM


I agree with you, Bill. I almost sold a house just because it had fruit trees in the yard. That was the only reason the buyers liked the house. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

Depending on your days on market reports, I'd say pass on the veggies, but plant flowers!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago


Yes I would plant the garden . . . . and the buyers get a little extra after the closing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

I might add that the seller need not go overboard, because the buyer may only invision all the weeds that will need pulled.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Excellent advice, William.  Nothing like improving the first impression for any potential buyer.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

As long as the garden is not to big... an oversized garden could scare some people

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

I would say sure, as long as it is not too large, the new owners may appreciate the gift.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago