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Attract Prospective Home Buyers By Improving Your Curb Appeal

Jul 16, 2014 04:33PM ● Published by Ryan Frisch

Prospective home buyers often make the decision to view a home based on exterior photographs on a Realtor’s website or a quick drive-by. A welcoming homescape makes a powerful, appealing first impression. Enhancing key landscape elements such as walkways and entrance ways adds enormous curb appeal as does cleaning up your backyard which is often an important outdoor living space for families to relax, play ball, and barbecue. So before putting your home on the market, review your landscape for these curb appeal detractors and improvers.

Curb Appeal Detractors

  • Overgrown, tired shrubs that block windows or exterior architectural details.
  • Sloppily edged walkways, gardens and driveways
  • Garden beds with weeds and untended flowers or plants
  • Old, faded mulch
  • Trees and shrubs in need of trimming
Curb Appeal Improvers
  • Container gardens, hanging flowering plants, window boxes
  • Gardens enhanced with colorful bedding plants
  • Weed-free garden beds, freshly mulched
  • Crisply edged gardens and mowed lawns
  • New shrubs or plantings
And remember, a house that "Feels Like a Home" from the outside has a much better chance of getting a buyer inside.

Article courtesy of Sean's Lawn N' Garden Services

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