Benefits of Landscaping Before Selling Your Home
The first thing potential home buyers see is a home’s exterior. Curb appeal is important to many home buyers and plays a significant role in how inviting and cared for a home looks. Fresh and well-kept landscaping is an investment with the potential for significant return.
A Plan to Sell
Elaborate landscaping isn’t necessarily the key to selling a home. Landscaping should stand out, but remain comparable in complexity with the neighborhood. Pulling weeds, trimming bushes, and adding fresh mulch are great ways to improve pre-existing landscape.
Adding color brings variety to a landscape, but may look dreary if the plant has a short blooming season. Perennials or annuals with long blooming seasons can keep your landscape looking brilliant. Plants that look diseased or unhealthy should be removed or replaced. Watering plants frequently will keep them from wilting, especially before a home showing.
Additionally, repairs to landscape features should be made prior to putting the home on the market. Leaky faucets outside a home should be fixed. Signs of water leakage like calcium or rust stains on brick should be cleaned. Signs of previous leakage outside can indicate to a buyer the possibility of plumbing problems inside the home.
For more advice on landscaping to sell, contact Terri Ball.