Whether you’re thinking about listing, or your house is sitting on the market, summer is a great time to do a little work on your home’s curb appeal. Creating an inviting landscape not only helps create a positive first impression with buyers, but it may also increase your home’s value leading to a quicker sale.
The great thing about landscaping projects is that you don’t have to spend a lot to make noticeable improvements to your home. Simple tasks like keeping your lawn manicured – mowed and edged – and trimming bushes and trees is a simple, inexpensive way to enhance your home’s appearance. Make sure to remove any dead or unwanted plants and ensure beds are weeded and mulched.
Before beginning any larger landscaping projects, make a plan. A project plan will help ensure that you’re staying on task and within your budget. Use color, depth and texture to create visual interest. When choosing plants, select varieties that bloom at different points throughout the year to keep your yard attractive during the seasons. If your yard is too exposed, create a move private space by screening in areas with bushes and a fence. On the reverse side, if your house is too secluded, remove obstructions to give buyers a full, clear view of your home.
Good landscaping truly plays a role in getting buyers into your home. So, go grab some gloves, a rake or shovel and get a little dirty to ensure a clean sale. Or, if getting your hands dirty isn’t for you, visit our Home Services page to find a qualified landscaper!