One of the best and cheapest ways of adding value to your home is through quality landscaping. Curb appeal is vital in forming a positive first impression. Many buyers will not even bother looking at the inside of a home if it does not look appealing from the curb. Here are a few things I recommend: - Spruce up or add some outdoor containers. They add interest to patios, decks and doorways where would-be buyers enter the house. - Touch up the mulch and topsoil in your planter and garden beds. It makes the color of the flowers and plants really pop. - Trim and shape all overgrown trees and shrubs and mow and edge the lawn every week. All these things cost very little and can easily add $1000's to your selling price. More importantly they will attract more interest in the rest of your house. More interest means more offers and more money in your pocket. Remember, only homes that look great inside and out are getting top dollar these days. In this market buyers don't pay top $dollars for homes that need work and they will discount the cost of repair and then some from their offer. I prefer to work with my clients to show them how we can add value to there home by making the necessary repairs and upgrades up front before we even list the property.
This entry was posted on July 11th, 2012 by Owen Bigland | Posted in Video Blog