Late spring is the best time to put your home up on the market. Houses that are listed in late spring tend to sell more quickly and at higher prices. Curb appeal will be crucial in attracting prospective buyers, and in some cases, it can increase a home’s resale value by as much as 10%. But what if your house isn’t ready yet?
Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development, a top landscaper in the state, lists some ways to quickly enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Enhance the Contrasting Colors on Your Front Lawn
Adding a new layer of mulch and some seasonal plants can help your front lawn stand out. The contrast between the darker autumn hues of mulch and the plants’ bright spring colors make them visually pop and draw more attention.
Label the Plants in Your Garden
Don’t forget to label the plants in your lawn. Not all prospective buyers will be gardening enthusiasts, but one thing’s for sure: prospective buyers want as much information about a house as possible. Giving more info won’t necessarily increase the chances of a successful sale, but it’s often the little details that clinch the deal. That herb garden might just be what pushes a young couple to buy your new home.
Trim Bush and Tree Overgrowth
Bush and tree overgrowth give the impression that no one has been attending to your front lawn for quite some time. All it takes to ruin your home’s landscaping are a few dead branches and overgrown bushes.
Power-Wash Dirty Paved Walkways
A few smudges of dirt on paved walkways are to be expected, but grime is unacceptable. When enhancing your home’s curb appeal, the goal is to make it seem like everything on your front lawn is brand new or, at the very least, well-maintained.
However, you can only do so much with just a few quick touch-ups to your front lawn. You can’t rush the listing on the property market if your home isn’t ready yet; rushed landscaping is just as bad as an overgrown front lawn.
Timing is an important factor, but so is curb appeal and a lot of other factors. If, however, you’re determined to list your home at the most opportune month, you should consult an experienced landscaper.
Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development is a landscaping company with more than two decades’ experience. We also offer outdoor lighting installation services. To get a free consultation, call (405) 212-5113 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Norman, OK, as well as other areas in Oklahoma.