Staging Your Home For Sale
Improve Your Landscape and Gardens Before Showing Your Home
Curb appeal is often neglected by sellers because they often feel that the buyer is most interested in the inside, the neighborhood and amenities such as those in Pecos Ranch Estates. So much attention is spent getting the inside of a home cleaned up that the outside is left until last, Landscaping and gardens are the first things a prospective buyer sees; It’s like keeping the front door and porch area clean and presentable. If you want to sell your home faster in Pecos Ranch Estates; following these tips ensures homes look their best and give a positive first impression.
Spruce Up Mulch In Planter Box or Garden
A fresh layer of mulch brings out the color in a garden and makes gardens look well-tended. Homes on the market in the spring, summer, or fall benefit from a fresh application of mulch prior to putting a home on the market. I have showed some homes for sale in Pecos Ranch Estates and before we even enter the home I can sense a dissatisfaction with the prospective buyers.
Keep Debris & Dead Leaves Off the Driveway & Property
Cluttered yards full of toys and tools are unattractive. Pick up any clutter and place it out of sight of prospective buyers. A dirty driveway often signals the buyer that the rest of the home is not well maintained.
Branches, leaves, and other debris are equally unsightly. Rake leaves and eliminate brush to give lawns a clean, manicured appeal. This is important year round.
Trim Grass And Shrubs
Overgrown grass and shrubs look unkempt. Take the time to cut the grass and sweep or blow the clippings off of driveways and walkways. Trim shrubs and trees to desired shape and height, and clean up all trimmings.
Don’t worry about trimming out of season. Well-manicured landscapes suggest that the rest of the house is equally well maintained. Again Pride of Ownership is so important when you are competing with other homes in the area.
Add a little color in the garden to increase its appeal with some fresh flowers. A new planting ensures blooms look their best, especially against that new application of mulch.
Tend To All Garden Beds
This is the time to spruce up all garden beds. Remove weeds and trim up perennials to create a well-maintained appearance. Remove or trim back any plants that look dead or otherwise unhealthy.
Address Water Issues
Yards with fountains, faucets, pools, and irrigation systems require additional care. The time to fix issues is before the showing. Resolve any issues with irrigation systems. Clean fountains and pools of algae and leaves. Fix leaky faucets as they suggest issues elsewhere with plumbing.
Fixing up the outside is just as important as a clean interior. Making gardens, lawns, and landscaping appear attractive and well maintained gives prospective buyers a positive first impression. There is nothing more unattractive than a fountain that is not running and one with scale and deposits. Though you are trying to conserve energy – this will make your home much more appealing
Don’t wait until the day of the showing. Start working on landscape staging a month before putting a home on the market. If you live in Pecos Ranch Estates and need some pointers on staging the inside and outside of your home please contact me for a free consultation.