We’re all aware that curb appeal is one of the most important factors in making a good first impression. After all, most experts agree that potential buyers form their first impression of a home within the first seven to ten seconds of a visit. Lush, professional-looking landscaping attracts potential buyers. Shade trees, mature plantings and colorful blooms are all plusses, but a green, well-manicured, weed-free lawn is a good first step in helping you reach top dollar status.
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Before the first prospective buyers visit your home, make sure your yard is in order. If it looks well tended, their first impression will begin with a smile. They’ll also want to believe you’ve taken the same care with the rest of the home (which of course you have) and they’ll be excited to see more. A lawn with weeds, of course, is strictly a no-no.
If you’re one of the lucky ones with a green thumb, and no aversion to getting dirty, having a showcase lawn will be a no brainer. Work your magic with your landscape design, choose your shrubs carefully, nurture everything, especially those healthy green shoots, and spend time on your hands and knees getting rid of pesky weeds. It’s a fact that grass wants to grow where you don’t want it, but will turn its nose up at growing where you want it to grow. Teach your lawn who’s the boss.
But since you’re trying to sell the whole house, and not just the lawn, your time to get everything presentable will be stretched. Enter the landscape professional. The National Association of Realtors reports that 20 percent of buyers believe pro landscaping is very important. Thirty-two percent of buyers want a professionally landscaped lawn and yard. So while you’re fixing, painting and putting your home in the best possible condition to show and sell, let the experts take care of fertilizing, cutting, controlling weeds, edging, mulching and making your landscaping look its best.
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