Unless your house is in foreclosure or not worth nearly as much as you paid for it, you should always pay attention to the importance of a first impression and spend some money to do some updates.
The front yard and the exterior of your home, including your door, driveway, paint or bricks, and anything else you see from the road, are all important factors in selling or renting out your home. Even if you have a great interior waiting for the buyers to see, sometimes it all comes down to curb appeal, it can make or break the deal.
Everyone wants the selling or renting out process to go as quickly and as smoothly as possible; getting a great deal and having a buyer that agrees to the true value of your home, but many of us struggle to experience that because of something as easy as the landscaping. This is something that you can do yourself or hire professionals to do, and in just a few days you can dramatically change the appeal of your house, as well as raise the price tag!
Here are a few tips to make your landscaping sell your home to potential buyers:
Don’t skimp on the grass
The Colorado Springs climate is one that faces all of the seasons, and the temperatures can vary substantially from winter to summer. This can cause problems for our grass, drying it out and causing patches to form that make it look like the grass has been deprived of water for years. If your grass needs a lot of work, you might as well replace it. Hire a professional to come in and let you know what they recommend, and have them replace the whole lawn with some beautiful green grass.
Make those ugly containers pretty
The containers that hold your plants can be an eye sore, especially when they’re just one solid color with no design, and they’re all mismatched. You want them all to flow together, and they don’t have to be the same style, but they should match in some way to create a more united look. Make sure they match the color and style of your home as well. Place these plants by the doorways, or along the walk ways in order to create a welcoming feel for all potential buyers or renters.
Get some fresh mulch
When you have mulch that has been resting around your trees and flowers for quite some time, it begins to dry out and turns a lighter color that just looks like you have some wood chips around your greenery. Make sure that before you start showing your home to buyers or renters you replace the old mulch with some fresh reinforcements. All of your beautifully colored flowers will pop with the new mulch, and the curb appeal will be sure to attract some bids.
Trim the hedges
We’ve all been there; staring at our yard and noticing that the trees and bushes to the left and right are growing a bit too much for their own good. When you have shrubs, bushes, and trees that grow untamed, they begin to take away the attention from your Colorado Springs home. The goal is for the flowers and landscaping to enhance your home and showcase it, rather than overrun it and hide it. So make sure that you neatly trim everything around your home, you can do it yourself with the right equipment or hire a professional to design them in a way he or she recommends.
Make it inviting
The landscaping goes beyond the grass and flowers, you should make it so that the buyers or renters would love to spend some time out there on any beautiful day. For example, add a nice bench in the middle of the flowers, add a tire swing or even a swinging bench by a tree that could be great for families with kids or for couples. Give them another reason to enjoy the landscaping with some outdoor furniture that’s easy to maintain and increases the overall appeal.
These are just five of the many tips you should consider before trying to sell or rent out your home. You want to give yourself the best chances at getting the price your house deserves, and with this market, one of the best things you can do is touch up your landscaping. Talk to your local Colorado Springs landscaping company and see what they can do to help you, or try it yourself! Contact your Colorado Springs real estate professional today for advice and tips for the entire process.