Sprucing the place up.. nearly Spring

With Spring around the corner, calving over half way on most dairy farms and lambing just starting, if you were thinking of selling your property this season, it will pay to start giving things a spruce up now.

First impressions count heavily – which for a farm of lifestyle property starts with the “street appeal”.  Spray grass and weeds on the entrance and driveway. Straighten those battens on the roadside that have been annoying you for five years. Add some herbicide to a compatible mineral/fert spray application – knock those as yet unseen weed seedlings for six before they accelerate in size. Got a farm rubbish heap? Burn what you can and cover with soil. It’s all common sense stuff really, but it pays to stand back from your own place for a “helicopter” view and imagine what a buyer will be seeing. If there is something embarrassing in that view, fix it.  If you need another opinion on what’s important (the house) and what’s not (the chook shed), one of the team is happy to advise.


About Robert Dabb

Mobile 027 255 3992
Office 06 323 3363
Home 06 353 0298
Email: robertd@ruralandlifestylesales.com

Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life. This includes as a Farm Consultant, specialising in dairy and a Regional Manager for Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006 and has been in real estate since then. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. With a wide network of contacts across rural industry, he is well positioned to professionally profile rural properties.