Your home’s landscape and exterior space is the first thing that potential buyers notice. As they pull up to view your home, it is important that you are giving them a great first impression. These are a few great landscaping renovations that you can make to improve the chances of selling your home.
Power Wash Exterior Surfaces
A thorough, deep cleaning can go a long way in terms of improving the value and appeal of your home. Not only does power washing improve your home’s curb appeal, but it also can prevent mold from growing and keep your gutters in good working condition. The most important exterior features to focus on include the siding, sidewalks, driveways, and any patios or decks.
Maintain Outdoor Greenery
Overgrown bushes and trees not only block the exterior of the house that you have worked so hard to improve, but they can also reduce outdoor views from the inside. Planting new trees can also appeal to home buyers. Large trees tend to be low maintenance and help to reduc energy bills, outdoor shade, and improved air quality. Keeping your grass green and trimmed is another great practice for landscaping maintenance. It might be useful to consider the services of a local professional landscaping company while your home is active on the market.
Create an Outdoor Entertainment Space
Outdoor entertainment spaces can increase demand, thus increasing the resale value of your home. Even designing a small patio space with seating is a great “Do It Yourself” project that can increase your home’s appeal to potential buyers. An outdoor entertainment space with shade or a screened covering is also likely to be a popular trend this year.
Clean Up Flower Beds
Bright and clean flower beds encourage people to feel at home. When people feel comfortable, they are better able to imagine themselves living there. When flower beds are messy and unmaintained, potential homeowners may be reminded how much work they will have to do upon moving in.
Freshen up the mulch and plant some bright flowers. Colorful flower gardens are becoming more popular.
Upgrading a home’s irrigation system is often overlooked, but, may improve resale value. It is important to maintain and sustain your landscaping improvements. An upgraded irrigation system can help you do just that. Irrigation systems also get the most water efficiency, which can be a huge selling point saving buyers both money and time when it comes to yard maintenance.
Install Exterior Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting illuminates the exterior of your home. It can improve curb appeal, functionality, and the safety of your home. Use your exterior landscape lighting to highlight the most important features of the home including the front door, windows, and walkways.
Your home’s landscaping affects its curb appeal. The first impression that you give potential buyers will influence their desire to purchase and the offer amount that they are willing to make. Upgrades that improve the landscape can increase your resale value and sell your home faster in the market.
Karen & Henry Seale
Realty Executives Advantage