You know what they say: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you’re looking to sell your home, it’s important to realize that your curb appeal is how you draw potential buyers in. Curb appeal can also bring in bigger offers so it makes sense to make sure your curb is as appealing as possible!
Your actual home is also a big part of the equation when it comes to creating curb appeal, but your lawn and landscape play a huge part. Both aspects should be attended to and enhanced to ensure that you get the best offer possible from potential buyers. Here are a few helpful hints to help you increase your home’s curb appeal and its overall value.
Scrub Your House Spic & Span
If your house looks dingy and dirty, you’re not going to command a higher price. In fact, if there is mold or grunge on the exterior walls of your house buyers may run the other way. A soft bristled brush and a little soap and water can go a long way when it comes to making your house look more attractive. Also, get rid of any spider webs that is on the exterior of your home. No one wants to buy a house that looks like it came out of a horror flick!
Pick a Landscaping Theme
One of the biggest factors involved in making your home look as appealing as possible from the outside is to invest in quality landscape design. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, but it should be well-thought out and unique. The theme you are going for should be cohesive, and sometimes that involves hiring a professional to bring your vision to life.
Keep Your Yard Neat and Trimmed
A well-manicured lawn and shrubs, and fresh mulch can help boost your curb appeal exponentially. Be sure to trim overgrown bushes and leafy plants, and plant flower beds if you can - who doesn’t love bright, beautiful flowers? On the flip side, nobody likes the sight of weeds and invasive vines. Be sure to get them under control before showing your home to prospective buyers. Brown patches are not going to help sell your home, and will ruin your overall aesthetic!
Your Lawn: The Greener, the Better
One more important aspect of curb appeal is having a beautiful, green lawn that buyers will see first thing when coming to your house. Having the best lawn on the block will surely help you stand out against your competitors. Fertilizing your lawn and utilizing proper watering techniques will help green up your lawn, and any bare spots should be covered with seeds and sod. Weeds such as Crabgrass should be eliminated, and you need to keep the lawn mowed regularly. This can be a lot for the average homeowner to handle on their own (especially when consumed with the stress of selling a house), so hiring a professional lawn care company can greatly help.
Be Sure to Wow Them the First Time
What it comes down to is your yard is the first thing that people will see when they come to your home. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so you have to be sure you wow them the first time around!
When it comes to keeping your lawn looking green and healthy, Gecko Green has got you covered. Our lawn care technicians can help develop an effective strategy to get your home ready to be put on the market. Whether it’s lawn care, tree and shrub care, or weed control that you need help with, we are here to help!