Selling Your Home Soon? Refresh Your Landscape First
You wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, would you? Would you judge a home by its curb appeal? You just might.
First-time home buyers, and home buyers in general, tend to be nitpicky. They’re forking over a monstrous sum of money for a single purchase after all. You can’t blame them for being choosy.
The finicky nature of home buyers places an even greater emphasis on making a dazzling first impression. And let’s face it, first impressions are everything. From a sandwich on a billboard to a trailer for a movie and the view outside a home. The first impression dictates the mood and feeling for the rest of the experience.
If you’re selling your home and want to get the best price, or if you just want to show the neighbors who’s boss, follow these landscaping tips and make an unforgettable first impression.
What’s the value of a landscape?
According to this HGTV article, an appealing and well-kept landscape can add as much as 10% value to the sale price of a home.
Here’s a hypothetical. Say you’re selling your home for $300k with a crummy front and back yard, an uneven driveway, and not a flower bed insight. Joe Schmo down the street has the same lot and floor plan—only he’s designed a simple rock wall, laid down some grass patches, and planted some tasteful shrubbery.
Suddenly his home sells for $330,000. Darn it, Joe. Beyond the sale price, the area around his home is prettier to look at year-round, and makes spending time outdoors a breeze, no pun intended.