Selling Your Home? Call the Landscaper First!
When you put your home on the market, doing everything you can to appeal to buyers is essential to get a sale quickly and get the price you want. One area that people often overlook is the outside of their homes. Along with all of the attention you put into staging your home inside and keeping it ready for last-minute viewings, look to your landscaping. Homebuyers love to see a home with curb appeal, and your attention to your landscaping can pay off in a big way when you make a sale. Here is what you need to know.
Recognize the Value of Investing in Landscaping
There are many different kinds of investments homeowners consider making before putting their homes on the market, but landscaping may offer the best returns. You could recoup up to 215% of your investment in landscaping, while remodeling your kitchen may only earn you 68% of your costs. Curb appeal means a lot when buyers are driving past homes that are for sale and deciding what they want to see, so landscaping could get buyers through your door before the doors of other homes in your area.
Focus on Low-Maintenance Looks
For your landscaping to work for you, it has to be well maintained all the time. For this reason, upgrade your landscaping with looks that are easy to maintain and that will look good throughout the seasons. Use a mixture of plants, ground cover, hardscaping, and features like outdoor furniture and lighting. This will show buyers a range of options for using your outside space.
Blend with the Neighbors
Your landscaping should generally blend in with the other outdoor spaces in your neighborhood. Your house will look out of place if your landscaping is less stellar than the neighbors’, or if it is dramatically styled in a low-maintenance neighborhood. Capture the aesthetic of your community to make your home appealing to buyers.
If you’re selling your home, find out how Horticulture Unlimited, Inc. can assist with landscaping and landscape maintenance in Tucson. Discuss your needs with a team member today by calling (520) 321-4678.