When selling your home, your real estate agent is likely to suggest minimizing the furniture and decorations throughout the house and consistently keeping it as neat as possible. Unfortunately, it often easy to overlook the landscaping choices that you have made in your yard and the impact that they can have on prospective buyers. Therefore, it is a good idea to consider the following tips about landscaping your yard when you are selling your home.
#1-Consider Your Current Landscaping Choices
Although mowing and edging your lawn on a regular basis is essential to making your home attractive, it is often better to go beyond the basics. It is important to remember that before any other aspects of your house are seen by buyers, the yard is the first thing they see. As a result, it is a good idea to make sure that the first impression is a great one.
#2-Plan A Yard That Will Appeal To The Modern Home-Buyer
Instead of the same old yard that is nicely maintained and utterly forgettable, one idea is to make sure that the colors featured in your yard match the colors of the exterior paint of your home. For instance, if your home is yellow and white, you can carry that theme out to the yard and include white and yellow roses or sunflowers with yellow daisies.
If you prefer to have contrasting colors between your home and yard, you can plant appropriately shaded perennials that are native to your area in carefully sculpted areas throughout the area. One of the expected trends in landscaping for 2016 involves displaying fall colors, as well as using fall grasses that bloom later in the season will be popular choices. Even if you have just a brown thumb and no real skill with making things grow, you can always purchase and place plants into the ground to inspire a positive reaction from prospective home-buyers.
#3- Remove Any Plants That Do Not Positively Contribute To The Appeal Of Your Home
You surely know that allowing dead plants to stay in your yard is a great way to make sure that you will be in your current home for a while, but there are other aspects of your existing lawn to also consider. For example, if anything is overgrown or almost overgrown, you should consider trimming them down to an acceptable, safe level. Those modifications should include shrubs, trees and tree branches and anything in your yard that grows.
One recent estimate was that curb appeal is important to almost three out of four people who are shopping for a new home. In addition, it has also been reported that effective and appropriate landscaping can result in a 215 percent return in home value. Therefore, your landscaping choices can have a dramatic impact on the amount of time that your house spends on the market before being sold and the price that it ultimately sells for.
In conclusion, staging is an essential part of selling your home and doing so properly can have an immense impact on the amount of time that your home lingers on the market before being sold. Therefore, it will be very helpful to talk with your realtor or real estate agent about the above advice.