Want to know a quick way to increase you home value? Update your landscaping!
If eyes are the window to the soul – a landscape is the entryway to a well-cared-for home!
It has been proven that good landscaping increases the value of a home. No one wants to buy a home with an ugly yard!
New homebuyers want a home that has a yard that is move in ready. They also want a yard that is fully finished, easy to care for with flowers and plants and healthy grass.
You don’t want to turn away potential buyers by having an unattractive lawn. On the contrary, you want a landscaped yard that will draw the potential buyers in. If your yard is well cared for and beautifully landscaped, those looking at the property will assume that the house is equally as taken care of, and they will be excited to have a look inside.
Don’t forget about the backyard. This area may not be visible from the road but can be just as important as front yard curb appeal. Perspective buyers may drive by a house prior to a viewing and peak over fences or find vantage points to explore the outdoor surroundings of the house for sale. Keep toys and garden tools stored away so they don’t distract from the overall feel of the yard. Make sure patio and walkways are kept swept and clean. A few quick ways to brighten up the backyard include coloring existing concrete, adding seasonal color to flower beds and adding lights to brighten the yard and patio area.
Lighting can be a quick fix to enhance evening curbside appeal. Outdoor lights can be placed along driveways and walks to welcome guests. They can also be strategically placed to illuminate shrubbery and other landscape elements. The shadows cast by lighting can create a beautiful look for a home. Lights can also be added to the exterior of the house to enhance the visibility of an entryway and add architectural interest.
Remember a potential buyer will form opinions of your home from the instant they see it whether it is in a photo or from the street. Hopefully, these suggestions can help you to improve your curb appeal, and create a lasting impression with a warm welcoming home.
Contact the Nelson Team – Landscaping Birmingham AL, if you need help!
Give The Nelson Team a call! 205.702.4426.
Bill Nelson, The Nelson Team