Last week we touched on the topic of walkways and the importance of keeping them clear and tidy as part of what creates curb appeal. This week we will take a general look into the importance of landscaping as a whole and what it can mean for the sale of your house.
Creating a setting in your yard where potential buyers can envision both themselves as well as their family and guests enjoying its features is important if you want them wanting to see more. Of course, the front yard is the most important since it is what draws them in before anything else. If your front yard is in need of an overhaul, you seriously ought to consider hiring landscapers to at least come and give a consultation, if not spruce it up entirely for you.
Simple grasses and evergreens can go a long way, however, as long as beds are freshly mulched and edges are sharp. It is possible to create a fairly maintenance-free yard that still adds to overall appearances of the property and doesn't turn people away. Be sure to keep up with pruning, particularly in the fall, to keep plants from appearing overgrown and unkept. Remember, an unkept yard insinuates an unkept house with potential for lots of improvements. Most buyers are looking for move-in ready homes that won't require them to perform a lot of maintenance up front. Sure, they may choose to completely re-do all the landscaping that you put in, but simply having a landscaped yard is enough to have a big impact on how fast your house sells.
Travis Gray was born in Annapolis and raised on the Severn River. He specializes in marketing fine homes and waterfront property in the Annapolis area.