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How to Wow Buyers With Your Landscaping

Spring is in the air, and a lot of sellers are asking what they need to do to get their homes prepared for the market.

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There are many things you can do to get your home ready for sale, but curb appeal has the greatest impact on how buyers feel. With that in mind, here are the top four things you can do to wow a buyer through landscaping:
These tips will help your home appeal to buyers’ emotions.
1. Cut the grass. When buyers first pull up to your house, they’re making judgments, and you only get one chance at a first impression. Cut the grass at least once a week and make sure it’s green. 

2. Install outdoor lighting. This way you can illuminate the house at night and accent certain parts of the yard. If a buyer can’t see your home during the day, it’s a cool thing for them to be able to pull up and see all those landscaping lights. This is a low-cost, high-return investment. To get an idea of what installation setup would work for you, there are many online resources you can reference or companies you can contact. 

3. Plant flowers to add color. Believe it or not, too much green in your landscape is not good. Planting flowers to add a splash of color is a good way to appeal to buyers’ emotions.

4. Clean the siding, the porch, and the front door. Enclosed porches tend to have a lot of cobwebs, dirt, and debris cluttering around, and that can make a bad impression on buyers. Cracks in your driveway are a prime area for weeds to sprout from, which doesn’t look good either. Make sure these areas are swept, cleaned, and cleared. 

We’re in a seller’s market, but if you want to maximize the price of your home sale, you still have to be responsible about selling your home. These tips can earn you an extra couple thousand dollars on your final sale price. 

If you have any questions or are thinking about selling your home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We look forward to talking to you soon!