Landscape to Sell Your Home
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Professional landscaping can create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. If you are planning to sell your home, hiring a landscaper in Edmonton to give your yard a facelift can help you increase your property’s resale value and might even shorten the amount of time your home is on the market.
Home seekers look at more than just the inside of your home. They want to be sure they’ll love the outside too. Professional landscaping by one of Edmonton’s best landscapers will boost your curb appeal, making it more aesthetically pleasing in listing photos and attracting more potential buyers. It also shows buyers that you have pride in ownership, care about the way your home looks and have taken the effort to properly maintain and make it look great. Find more ideas on how to add curb appeal to your house.
According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal is important to 71 percent of home buyers. Money Magazine stated that landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent for landscaping at selling time. You don’t want to miss out on attracting these home buyers.
You don’t have to invest in a major yard-makeover to make that difference. A landscaper in Edmonton can help you boost your curb appeal without emptying your bank account. There are also things that you can do yourself that will help your home stand out on the market. Here are some simple and inexpensive things you or a professional landscaper can do.
Things you can do: Clean up the yard! Rake dead leaves and grass, and remove any dead branches from trees and shrubs. Make sure you weed your flower beds and your lawn. Weed say ‘neglect’! If you’re selling in the summer, make sure you’re watering your plants so they’re looking vibrant and consider planting some colourful flowers to give your yard that extra pop. Pressure wash your patio, walkways and driveway. Clean up your patio furniture, or if it’s in disrepair purchase new outdoor furniture (you can always move it with you to your new home!) and stage it to create a welcoming outdoor living space.
Things a landscaper can do: A professional landscaper can help give your outdoor space the “wow factor”. They can install edging all flower beds and lawns, fill bare spaces with attractive plants and shrubs. They can also install new planting beds, walk ways or a backyard patio to help make your home more attractive to buyers. Some landscaping companies also offer lawn maintenance and yard care services.
Photo credit: Mohr’s Landscaping Services
It’s important to boost your home’s aesthetics, inside and out, if you are planning to put it on the market. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, although you can if you want, and even small enhancements can make a major improvement on your homes resale and have a good return on investment.