If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You want to get the best offers possible, so it’s important to make sure it looks its best. This includes touching up the paint, cleaning up any clutter and possibly even doing some renovations in order to attract buyers. You might even make your home look better than it did when you were living in it, since the market might be more competitive now.
The outside of your house is quite possibly even more important than the inside. When people drive by your house with the “For Sale” sign out front, does the landscape and front porch grab their attention? Does your house look like a place that they might want to make into their family home? If not, you might be missing out on a lot of potential offers.
One step you definitely need to take before putting your house up for sale is calling a professional landscaper. Curb appeal is incredibly important, and unless you’re a pro level gardener yourself, you’ll need to call a landscaping company to help you make your house look perfect to anyone passing by. Here are a few things that a landscaping company will be able to do to make your house even more charming and appealing.
One of the most important features of your home is the lawn. Think about it; if you passed by a house with a beautiful paint job, but dead, yellowing grass, you’d still think it looks uncared for. A lawn is a reflection of how well maintained a house is. Hiring a landscaper to maintain, fertilize, or bring your lawn back to life can do a world of good for your home. It can even convince a buyer to buy your house over another one, since the lawn is already off to a good start, and they won’t have to put a ton of work into it after they move in.
Add Garden and Flowers
Adding some color to your front yard can help catch the eye of potential buyers. Most people like the look of different types of bushes and flowers in a yard. It instills the feeling of a lived in home. Walking into your home for the first time will be an important moment for these possible buyers, so it’s essential that you create a perfect first impression. A walkway surrounded by a small garden or flower bushes is a great way to do that. You can work with your landscaper to pick out the right types for your home. Landscapers usually have an idea of what’s popular in your area at the time, so their expertise should be helpful in the planning stage as well.
Cleaning Up Weeds and Pest Issues
If you’re not really a gardening person, your lawn might be overrun with weeds or bugs. A professional landscaper can come in, get rid of any current problems, and use some products that will keep them away in the future.