If you are planning to sell your home now or in the future, it will be important that your home stand out from the crowd when you are ready to sell it. This doesn’t mean you should paint it a neon color to gather attention but rather you should prepare the exterior of your home so it captures buyer’s attention right away in photographs and in person.
Start by Calling your Favorite Landscaper
This isn’t the time to overhaul the entire yard as that might take a while but take the time to make what you have look its best. Trim the bushes, keep your grass neatly cut and add some seasonal flowers for color. Take a look at the other yards in your neighborhood to see what looks good and what catches your attention most. Chance are the ones you like, others do too so try to make your yard look as good or better than those.
Add Landscape Lighting to Your Yard
Not only can lighting in your yard help attract attention from those driving by, it can create a safer environment as well. Landscape lights come in many sizes, styles and prices so take a little time to look and be sure of what you want before you make your final decision. Don’t overdo it with lights everywhere but use the lights to draw attention to the best features of your home such as a special front door, a unique patio for entertaining or an additional garage for storage and parking. There are many options for lighting so you may be able to add this yourself or hire a professional to handle it all for you.
Brighten Your Exterior
The best thing you can do to catch the eye of everyone who walks by is to brighten the exterior of your home. Put away the brightly colored paint. That isn’t necessary. Instead, give your home a fresh coat of whatever is on the exterior or pressure wash if it needs it so the exterior looks great. When you are sprucing up the outside, don’t forget the porch, patio and driveway.
These simple tasks can make a big difference. With extra time at home now practicing social distancing, these tasks should be easier to move from your to do list to your done list. Contact me today if you would like to discuss your home and what you can do to make it stand out from the crowd.