Some Simple Ways to Increase The Value Of A
We all know that doing certain things to your house will increase the value of your house, such as updating the bathroom and kitchen, improving and maintaining the landscaping and increasing the lighting in the house with brighter lighting and neutral or light colored walls.
What about a horse farm? What can be done to it to increase it’s value?
house barn cleaning. Dust every part of the barn, including the walls and stalls and get right into those corners. Get rid of the spider webs. If the walls of the stalls are terribly dirty, wash them. Clean out the stall feeders (these should be done on a regular basis, anyway). If any part of the barn needs repairs, take care of them right away. The more that can be done to improve the barn, the better.
Make sure the stalls are picked out. (This should be done daily, too.) Pick out the stalls prior to the showing, if possible. The last thing a Seller would want is for the Buyer to smell ammonia in the barn or see horses standing in a foot of manure. It only shows that the owner does not care about the animals nor the property itself.
Keep the aisles, tack rooms and feed rooms orderly and swept. Put every item in it’s place.
If the barn looks like it needs a new coat of paint, do it. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint will do to improve the looks.
Next, maintain the pastures, as well as the paddock. Pick up the manure in the paddock. Keep the grass in the pasture mowed down to a certain length. Horses have areas that are grazed down and other areas, which are their bathrooms, the grass tends to grow high. Mowing the pasture grass will also scatter the manure, which will help fertilize it, and it will help keep the weeds down.
Check the fencing regularly, mending them when needed. If it is an electric fence, check to see if it is working. If it has shorted out, fix it.
If there is a riding arena and/or a round pen, turn over the footing in it to have it look neat and tidy. This will also scatter the poop that was left behind. If there is also an indoor, include dusting the walls and cleaning the mirrors.
Just by doing these simple things, the horse farm will look like it is well worth it’s value.