When you decide to sell your property, you want to sell it as fast as possible, especially relocating. The truth is, no home seller wants their property to spend more weeks on the property lists without any sign of a prospective buyer. Well, the landscape can make or break a home sale. A well-maintained landscape can help sell the home faster and even increase its value.
Think about it this way; your landscape is the first thing your buyer will see when they come to view your house. Even professional estate agents will tell you for free that a house’s landscape can turn off a buyer that they won’t even get out of the car to view the house. Check out these landscaping tips to follow if you want to sell your home faster.
Mow the lawn frequently.
Mowing your lawn as frequently as possible makes it look better and reduces its chances of getting damaged during the selling process. At least try to cut the grass once a week or after every two weeks. It is sad that many real estate agents only facilitate lawn mowing once every month, so it is better if you facilitate it yourself.
Edge the lawn
Maintaining edges in your lawn is a good way to enhance your curb appeal. Edging your yard works similarly to framing artwork. A piece of artwork may look good, but it looks much better when framed. Ensure you edge your garden bed and walkways to create a nice curb appeal for a fast and valuable house sale.
Prune the plants
Do not wait until it is late to start pruning your plants. For instance, if you would like to sell your home in like one year to come, start pruning as early as now. This is because pruning unmaintained plants can make the landscape look terrible at first. While at it, ensure you remove any bushes and overgrown plants in the back of your garden.
Spruce up the flower pots
Container plants get worn out with time due to exposure to outdoor weather elements and so forth. But such displays contribute largely to the look of your landscape. It is best to spruce them up with a touch of color to make everything pop. If possible, you can design them creatively to add interest to the patio and doorways.
Nothing can spruce up your landscape like a ne application of mulch, so it helps to apply a layer in all the yard beds. The color of mulch improves the contrast of the surrounding plants making them pop. Plus, mulch is affordable and easy to apply.
Take care of irrigation.
It is good to take care of any irrigation issues before you stage your home for a sale. Irrigation system repairs can be expensive, but they are worth it. Also, repair any leaking faucets and clean up the water sources of any visible algae.
The bottom line
Putting your house up for sale comes with challenges, but landscaping is something you need to focus on as it makes the first impression on the buyer and contributes to your resale value.