There’s that expression that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. The same can be true for your home when you put it on the market to sell.
The first thing potential buyers see when they look at your home is the outside. Do your lawn and landscaping offer good curb appeal to your home?
A manicured lawn and nice landscaping can help to make that good first impression and bring potential buyers inside for a closer look at your home.
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Read on to learn about the value of landscaping for your home and how it adds that important curb appeal. Then read what areas to focus on to achieve the right look to attract potential buyers.
How Does a Manicured Lawn and Yard Add Value to Your Home?
When you have a yard and landscaping that look good, it sends a message that yours is a home that has been well cared for. Potential buyers will look at your home considering the things about it that are good and potential negatives.
When a homebuyer pulls up in front of your home to take a look at it, you want them to imagine living there. You want them to think about spending time in the yard, playing with their kids, and having over friends.
A well-kept yard quickly gives potential buyers that good first impression before they ever enter and ever consider actually living in it.
Add Curb Appeal
How can get the curb appeal you need to attract potential buyers? There are simple steps you can take for your yard to attract buyers and let them imagine themselves living there.
The first step is to get your lawn looking good. To get a manicured lawn you need to regularly mow, weed, edge, and fertilize the lawn. Start this process a few months before you are ready to put your home on the market.
If you don’t want to or have the time to properly care for the lawn, you can hire a lawn service for a few hundred dollars and get a huge return on your investment.
Tree and Shrubs
Once you have the lawn looking good, now it’s time to consider the other living parts of your landscaping. This would include your shrubs, bushes, and trees.
Again, you want your shrubs and bushes to look manicured and well-trimmed. Not trimming them gives the impression that your home is not well cared for.
If you have trees on your property, you might consider a tree service to come in and get them well-trimmed. They can get rid of any branches that are overgrown, dying, or looking unkempt.
Sidewalks, Pathways, and Lighting
Finally, makes sure your sidewalk areas are clear and easy to use. Make sure the lawn and bushes around sidewalks is clear and easy to access.
You can now easily add solar lighting along sidewalks inexpensively. This gives your home landscaping a look of welcome, no matter the time of day potential buyers visit it.
Get a Manicured Lawn Ready for a Quick Home Sale
A well-manicured lawn doesn’t need to be an expensive or outrageous amount of work to get your home ready for sale. However, making sure your home landscaping looks good can make a big difference in how quickly the home sells.
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