Home Selling 101: 4 Ways to Improve Your Greenery

woman doing proper garden maintenanceGood landscaping defines whether your home is appealing when viewed from the outside, or plain and ordinary. First impressions are important. If potential buyers don’t like how the house looks from the street, most of them would simply move on to the next house.

You can’t underestimate curb appeal, especially when you’re selling your property. Here are a few landscaping tips to make your home more inviting and interesting.

Make room for maintenance

You cannot close a deal immediately after deciding to sell your home, expecting your yard and the rest of the house to be ready. If you’re thinking of selling it next season, you should be working on your landscaping as soon as possible. Clean your yard, remove the weeds and branches, and arrange the ornaments. Look at the condition of your plants; dead and dying ones need immediate attention. You may also want to work with professional landscapers for better yard maintenance.

Don’t spend on the unimportant

It’s easy to get carried away when fixing up your yard to make it look good for buyers. This is not right. Spend money where you need to. Don’t pay for useless yard upgrades. Focus on the spots that need a fix instead of buying add-ons which potential buyers wouldn’t use in the future.

Keep your lawn simple

Carve out a simple lawn area and mulch the bed. You are selling your home, not going for personal delight. Limit the number of vegetation and simplify the design so you don’t have a hundred plants that potential buyers don’t care for. Design your yard with plants that work well in your environment. Know your overall landscape construction and work with professionals to keep it simple yet elegant.

Keep it up

When you start maintaining your yard, you’re never really finished. Don’t squander your newly landscaped outdoors by ignoring the maintenance. Unless you want to do it over and over again, maintain your plants by monitoring them regularly.

Curb appeal – or lack thereof – can make or break a deal. By maintaining your home’s landscaping, you have a chance to influence buyers’ decisions before they even step inside your home.

Resources:

http://www.tdl.com.au/
http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/landscaping-tips-that-can-help-sell-your-home/index.html
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/landscaping-increase-property-value-7301.html