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Yard and Garden Improvements to Boost Your Homes Value

If you're thinking of selling your home, now may be the right time! Newly listed homes selling quickly, receiving numerous offers, and are often selling for over asking price. 


When selling your home, you have just a second to grab a potential buyer's attention and hold onto it. Most buyers are viewing homes online and can quickly skip over a listing if it doesn't "jump out at them". 

We've put together a few tips on how to make your yard and garden as attractive as possible to potential buyers.

 

Tidy up the Landscaping

A well-maintained lawn with plants and flowers is one of the top-selling features these days. Ensure the lawn is freshly mowed, the weeds have been taken out, trees are pruned, and fresh flowers or plants are situated throughout. This may seem like a large job, however, it can likely be finished in just one weekend of hard work.


Plant a tree

A well-matured tree can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home. If you have extra space, plant a couple of trees strategically placed around the property to offer shade in areas where homeowners may want to relax.

 

Clean up your entryway

We can stress this one enough, this is the first impression of the home that potential buyers see. Clean up the porch, add a fresh coat of paint to the door, a new doormat, and a few plants will add value to your home immediately, and be the perfect way to catch a buyer's attention. 


Outdoor lighting

Adding or updating your outdoor lighting will increase the value of your home substantially. New lighting at the front door will make the home welcoming and bright, and a well light pathway will offer a sense of safety and comfort. 


Spruce up the Outdoor Living Space

Adding a new deck or patio to your home can provide a 60-90% return on investment. Buyers want to see that they have more space than what's in the home, they want a space to entertain family and friends. Replacing your patio furniture cushions and adding a few colourful pillows is a great way to brighten the space up. We also suggest including some potted or hanging plants to add colour and life. 


Add a Firepit

Buyers want to envision themselves sitting in the backyard, around the fire, chatting with friends and family while enjoying their amazing new space. The ambiance that a firepit brings will have your potential buyers feeling right at home. You can build a firepit fairly cheap or simply purchase a portable one for about $100. 


Smart Sprinklers

Installing Smart Sprinklers will increase the homes value, relieve the buyers of home maintenance, and help to save the planet. These sprinklers will connect with your wifi and water your lawn or garden according to the local weather predictions. You can also set them to a timer so they only water in the evenings or early mornings. 


Preparing your home in advance will ensure its marketability, increase its value, and sell as quickly as possible. Remember, you have one chance to make a first impression and potential buyers are looking to make a decision quickly! 

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