Planning to sell your home in the near future? If so, you should spruce up the landscape to make it more appealing for potential buyers.
According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, 71% of home buyers said curb appeal is an important factor to consider when purchasing a home. Sellers who turn a blind eye to their the landscape will suffer the consequences of both fewer and lower offers.
So, what steps can you take to improve your landscape?
Prune Overgrown Trees and Brush
When you put your house on the market, take a few minutes to inspect the landscape for overgrown trees, flowers and brush. It may seem harmless enough, but overgrown brush is a real eye-sore and can discourage buyers from proceeding with an offer.
Using a pair of gardening shears to trim and shape your plants so they are uniform and not growing out of control. Doing so will go a long way toward creating an attractive, functional landscape that buyers will appreciate.
Another helpful landscaping tip to help your home sell faster is to spruce up the exterior with some seasonal flowers.
Rather than attempting to grow a variety that thrives for just three or four weeks out of the year, choose a longer-lasting flower for the season in which you plan to sell your home.
The “life” and color it brings to your home’s landscape will have a direct influence on potential buyers, enticing them to purchase your home.
Pressure Wash Surfaces
When was the last time you pressure washed your home’s exterior? Over time, mold and mildew can form on the siding of a home, taking away from its natural aesthetics while creating an eye-sore in the process.
Problems such as this are easily avoided, however, by pressure washing your home on a regular basis. Don’t just focus strictly on your home’s exterior, but also pressure wash the driveway, sidewalk and patio, assuming your home has them.
Fix Leaking Faucets
Do you have one or more leaking faucets outside your home? There’s no better time than now to fix them.
Many buyers pay attention to otherwise subtle elements such as this, assuming it’s indicative of the rest of your home.
If there’s a faucet leaking outside your home, buyers may assume the home has other plumbing problems as well, at which point they may feel hesitant to submit an official bid.
Take care of leaking faucets – inside and outside your home – buyer potential buyers arrive.
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