Potential buyers start forming an opinion of your home before they even walk through the front door. Are you getting serious about selling and moving to a new home? Make sure you stage your yard as well as the inside of your home. An appealing exterior helps draw potential buyers in with a positive mindset.
Check out these tips for wowing potential buyers with your landscaping.
Stay on Top of Lawn Upkeep
It sounds simple, but it’s one of the most important things that you can do to sway potential buyers to consider your home. When you take care of your lawn, it’s clear that you take care of other aspects of your home too.
Keep your grass trimmed, and use a weed whacker to make clean, neat edges. If it’s hard for you to keep up with your lawn, consider hiring a mowing service to come by once a week to keep it under control.
Pine Trees Go a Long Way
Planting a few evergreen trees can give your home a private look and provide an open area of some desperately needed shade. Many people use pine trees to define their property line, and this can be a great way to show potential buyers exactly how much yard space they’ll get with your home.
Use Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting doesn’t just have to be used at night — on cloudy days; it can add an inviting touch to your home. Outdoor lighting in a few strategic locations can brighten the feel of your outdoor space. It can help your potential buyers imagine entertaining outside or enjoying a night on the back deck. You don’t want outdoor lighting to be too harsh or bright. Sticking with golden yellow bulbs provides an inviting hue to help your potential buyers get a warm and cozy feel from your home.
Add Some Color
Flowers add a nice touch of hominess and charm. Select a color theme of flowers if possible and stick to it. A pop of color can be a great sign that you’ve invested in your home’s look. Too many uncoordinated colors of flowers can create a chaotic feel that might turn potential buyers off. Consider picking a color that already exists in your home or your yard. Play up that color with your landscaping choices.
Clean It Up
Above everything, keep your yard clean. If you have kids, be sure that all toys are picked up regularly. Place them into an organized area in the garage or shed. Don’t let pet waste accumulate — pick it up daily.
If there are rocks or debris in your yard, do an afternoon walk around to clear things out. The cleanliness of your yard is one of the most crucial selling points for potential buyers. Just like the upkeep of your lawn, the cleanliness of your yard gives buyers an idea of how you care for your home. You’ve put years of work into making your home fantastic, and you want your yard to reflect that as well.
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