Selling your home is like putting on a play. You carefully arrange your props, prepare your monologues, and wait anxiously backstage as the critics write their reviews. The production phase is all about preparation: keeping unnecessary junk out of the way, creating the right atmosphere with natural home decorating, and getting your timing right. But ignoring your home landscape in favor of painting, cleaning, and redecorating is like forgetting to announce a play on the theater marquee. You’ll have a much harder time selling your home if you don’t invite people in.
Landscaping to Sell Your Home
Like a poster announcing a play, the effects of curb appeal are easy to ignore unless they’re absent. The most important aspect of increasing your curb appeal is lawn maintenance. Prune your trees, mulch your flowerbeds, and keep your grass mowed and watered. Tend plants that look unhealthy after this winter’s temperature fluctuations. Clean outdoor urns and flowerpots, and remove all but the most basic lawn ornaments. Once you’ve groomed your yard, you’ll have a clearer picture of what needs improving. Add bright, hardy flowers, classic steppingstones, and window boxes as needed to increase your landscape appeal.
Landscaping Increases Home Value
Over 70% of buyers list landscaping as an important aspect to consider when visiting potential homes. According to real estate studies, a well-maintained landscape can:
Increase the value of your home up to 10%
Make your house sell more quickly
Increase the property value of your neighbors
If you’re planning on selling your home, updating and maintaining your home landscape is crucial to getting a good price. Call Bloom’n Gardens Landscape to give your home the curb appeal it needs to succeed.