Your landscape, at least the front yard, is the first thing a prospective buyer will see. That gives you one chance to make the best first impression and increase the value of your property at the same time. If you want to improve the chances of selling your home then properly maintaining the landscape is a must. These days the exterior of your home has become just as important as the interior, as potential buyers value an appealing outdoor living area. Here are five ways to improve the landscape and boost the property value.
Your lawn should come first on your to-do list. If your lawn is full of weeds or lacks green, it could change the opinion of prospective buyers negatively. It may even lead prospective buyers to the conclusion that the whole house is un-maintained. To keep your lawn as much green as possible, make sure you manicure and water the lawn on a regular schedule. Consider hiring professional landscapers if your yard is beyond repair.
A balanced exterior
The outside of your home should have a balanced look. The changes you make need to complement the design of your home. When using different landscaping techniques, its suggested that you use the exterior color of the home as inspiration.
Flowers, shrubs and other garden elements should emphasize the color and appeal of your house. Every element you introduce should fit the general style of your home.
We advise a conservative watering approach, however increasing the run time of your irrigation system is a quick way to green up your Navarre lawn. A little watering goes a long way and will help you stand out and look greener than your neighbors.
Edge all Hardscapes
To make your home look its best, maintain the edges of your property. Your lawn is like framing a piece of artwork. It looks ok on its own, but much better when its properly framed. Take time to edge along garden beds, walkways, etc., when trying to sell your home.
You can design your own garden path using gravel, bricks, stepping stones and other materials. This can be a simple and affordable task, yet it can give your exterior flair. Line the path with illuminating lights and flowers to further accentuate it.
If you are preparing your property for the market let Navarre Real Estate Source help you unlock your home’s hidden potential and increase its market value. We have a number of services designed to prepare your home for the market such as staging, professional photography and editing, customized marketing strategy and more. You can contact us online directly or by phone at (850) 259-3861 and we’ll get right back to you!