Is Landscaping Important for a Seattle Home Sale?
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, many potential homebuyers decide whether or not they want to tour a home by how it looks from the outside. The interior of your house may be absolutely beautiful. However, you could be scaring away buyers if the landscaping leaves a lot to be desired. The curb appeal of your home is very important to landing a Seattle home sale.
Right or wrong, most people feel that how a home looks on the outside will be reflected on the inside. So, if you have brown patches in your yard, overgrown bushes, and the fence is missing a few slats, buyers may assume that the interior of the house will feature the same type of disarray. The last thing a homebuyer wants to be dealing with when they move into their new Seattle home is making repairs.
Landscaping can also increase the value of the home. In fact, landscaping can boost the sale price of your home by as much as 14%. People want to be proud of where they reside and are willing to spend more on a place that makes them feel good living there. In a time when home values are dropping in some areas and taking years to be sold in others, you need to take advantage of every trick in the book to sell your Seattle home.
It doesn’t take a lot to improve your landscape. Start by trimming overgrown bushes, getting rid of clutter, and repairing broken swings or fences. Brighten up surrounding areas around the house by strategically planting colorful flowers in pots and flowerbeds. Hire the neighbor’s teenager to keep the lawn trimmed for a small fee each week. With just these few extra touches, you can shorten the market time for a Seattle home sale.
This blog is courtesy of Adrian Willanger at Coldwell Banker Danforth & Associates 206 909-7536 helping people buy and sale homes in the Greater Seattle area.
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