How Your Yard Can Sell Your House
You put your house on the market, now your friendly neighborhood realtor is bringing potential buyers to your house. What do they see? The goal is for them to start falling in love with your house before they open their car door. That is expensive right? It doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of research, and some sweat equity you can have a yard that makes people fall in love. So, here are a few tips to get you started.
Start with a good flow.
A good front yard landscaping should draw your eyes towards the front door. So, start with the door and work your way out. Clean up the area, if you have hedges, trim them. There is nothing worse than a plane or overgrown flowerbed. So, check out Pinterest and find some ideas, but keep it simple. As a fair warning, don’t go too exotic, when people don’t know what something is, they don’t know how to care for it. The name of the game is accenting, not over shadowing. Your landscaping should accent your house without hiding it.
A space to relax.
Your back yard should be an extension of your living room. Whether you use it or not, people are drawn to a yard they could see themselves relaxing in. Don’t go crazy with it. You never want to spend more than you can recoup when you sell your home. So, clean up your old patio furniture, maybe even put a fresh coat of paint on them. If you never got around to getting patio furniture, it may be a good idea to find a reasonable priced set. You want to set up your backyard so that potential buyers can imagine themselves drinking coffee in their beautiful new yard.
Green is green.
Your overall yard and landscaping should be low maintenance but well thought out. You don’t need to spend a lot of money and time to make your yard look fantastic. Just remember that when selling your home, your goal is to convince your potential buyers that they need your home. When they fall in love with it, and can imagine walking into their new home and spending time in their outdoor living area, they will fight to move in.
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