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Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget The Landscaping!

Landscaping is one of the easiest ways for homeowners to quickly increase their home’s value with little cost.  Enhancing and maintaining the lawn and landscape is the top priority for the exterior of your home before you sell.  Homes with attractive yards generally bring a premium price. Real estate agents agree that there’s no bigger edge than a home with top-notch curb appeal. It’s the overall impression people get when they first see the property from the street. They must like the outside package before even considering opening the front door.

Curb appeal – or lack thereof – can make or break the sale of a home. So many people form a lasting impression based on the first impressions of a home. Yet, when we’re trying to sell a home, the last place we prepare for the sale is the landscape.  Did you know that an attractive landscape design could add anywhere from 10 to 15% to the value of your home?  Putting that into perspective, for a home valued at $200,000, an effective home landscape could add $30,000 to its value!

Add Pizzazz To The Property

In addition to properly maintaining your lawn and landscape, you can also add to your property’s curb appeal by adding interest to the property. Enhance distinctive details. Unique features help your home stand out in a crowd. There are many simple ways to go about doing this.

Some of these include:

  • Install accent lighting
  • Add a large shade tree or an ornamental tree
  • Create a rock garden
  • Install flower beds or bushes along the sidewalk, driveway or along the sides of the house
  • Build a backyard patio, deck, or balcony
  • A trickling waterfall or a pond can be a memorable detail

Don’t Forget To Add Color!

Remember to add color!  When looking for ways to add a bit of pizzazz to your landscape, don’t forget to look for ways to add color to your yard. Think about plants that have great foliage colors.

Each of these options can be completed at a relatively low cost, but they will go a long way toward making your home more appealing to potential buyers.

Landscaping Design Ideas

While having spectacular curb appeal is not a guarantee that you will sell your home, it definitely goes a long way in creating outstanding first impressions. A great exterior is a good stepping stone for making people want to see the interior. Because of its potential to increase the value of your home – ALONG with the sale – taking care of your landscape is well worth the time and effort.

With a few simple projects, you can have a beautiful lawn and distinctive curb appeal that will turn the sign in your front yard from FOR SALE to SOLD!

Lawn maintenance takes time, and many busy homeowners don’t have the hours it takes for fertilizing, tree trimming and weeding. With all the other tasks associated with selling your home, landscaping is a great project to outsource to a Minnesota Landscaping company.