When selling a property, chances are the main photo for the home will be the outside. Most multiple listing services require either the front of the house or the view from the house as the first listing photo, so, you better make sure that your landscaping and curb appeal is on point. Most buyers will decide within the first five seconds of looking at the home whether or not they’re interested, which is why your landscaping and curb appeal should never be neglected. Here are some serious landscaping and curb appeal hacks that will totally change the way people look at your home.
#1. Light it up.
Outdoor lighting has been one of the most wanted outdoor features for most buyers with the National Association of Home Builders thing that 41% of homebuyers say that this is an essential part of curb appeal. Lights can be bordering a walkway or stairs and they can be solar panels solar-run or electrical, and even battery-operated. Related: Do Solar Panels Add Value to a Home?
#2. Use nitrogen on the lawn.
If you need to green up your lawn fast, a good dose of nitrogen will add nutrients and the chemicals needed to make your lawn a rich dark green.
Mulch is another quick and easy way to spruce up your front lawn. Use brightly colored mulch around plants and trees and as a border around your lawn.
#4. Pressure wash.
Pressure washing fences, walkways, stairs, and driveways will add new life to these hardscape areas. It will look cleaner and neater.
#5. Trim trees.
Make sure that trees or bushes do not touch the siding of your house or lean over walk is or stairs.
#6. Less is more.
Sometimes too much landscaping can be distracting and look like a high maintenance house. Sometimes less is more and staying with seasonal colors, not a lot of high maintenance plants and trees, and keeping the lawn mowed, trimmed, and edged is really the simplest way to make your curb appeal pop.
Start on the outside and work your way in. Impress buyers from the start and they’ll surely want to explore the inside. Call me today for more selling and staging tips or to buy or sell in the San Ramon CA real estate area.