How important is the streetscape to the value of my home?

Strong neighbourhood relations and an attractive streetscape have the potential to improve the value of a property and slash the time it takes to sell a home considerably, according to Raine & Horne.

We all know the importance of presenting a property in its best light to potential sellers. However, a subtler element is how your street presents to potential buyers. The ‘streetscape’ is the first impression for potential buyers, even before they walk through the front gate.

The streetscape refers to the way houses, footpaths, gardens and landscaping along the length of a street, present collectively. It is the visual identity of a neighbourhood, and it plays an integral part in facilitating the interaction between residents and creating a community. It also contributes to building the value of the properties located on a street or road.

It’s difficult for individual owners to influence the joint streetscape. However, the value of an attractive street, where all the gardens are well-tended, can have an impact on the saleability of a property. Your best bet for addressing issues that may impact your streetscape is to try and create a sense of community among your neighbours before problems arise.

With Christmas fast approaching, for example, street parties are a great way to develop neighbourly bonds. In some neighbourhoods, people also plant vegetable gardens in nature strips. It is about building a community, so the neighbourhood feels part of a greater good.

Why Raine & Horne Commercial?

Our full-service commercial real estate network can provide in-depth knowledge of local and regional property markets, with insight and understanding that comes from being a part of a long-established national and international property group. Committed to personalised service and achieving unsurpassed results, our clients continue to benefit from our network strength, which allows substantial cross-flow of international referral, advice and investment.

The Raine & Horne Commercial network is comprised of 100% owner-managed offices and includes numerous industry leaders and award winners. We employ agents who are empowered, encouraged to share and who maintain first rate communication to deliver the best possible outcome with every transaction. We pride ourselves on staying abreast of local and national trends and developments in the property industry, resulting in consistently cutting-edge services and holistic solutions for our clients.

Our industry experts embody and respect the family-oriented values synonymous with the Raine & Horne Commercial brand, allowing us to provide a complete range of professional services for all aspects of commercial, industrial, retail sales, leasing and specialist properties.