​How Your Landscape Can Help You Sell Your Home

Written by Gene Caballero on January 28, 2015

Putting your home on the market can be a stressful situation. There are many open ended questions throughout the entire process. How long will it take to sell your home? Will you get close to the desired price? Is there anything you can do to help sell your home?

While getting answers might be difficult, there is definitely something you can do to help sell your home. The landscape is something that many homeowners forget to focus on when putting their home on the market. While cleaning and upgrading the inside is crucial, your lawn is what they will see first. So, if you are putting your house on the market, a call to a landscaping company might need to be your first call and here is why:

Curb Appeal

All potential home buyers have one thing in common, they love to drive around and find homes on the market. A for sure way to make sure they pass your home without giving it a thought is to have a poorly groomed landscape. Though the saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover” might be true with many things, when it comes to buying a home you can’t help but reach a judgment by what you see from the outside. If someone does not take care of their lawn, it can be easily concluded that they have not taken care of the inside, which leads me to my next point.

Needed Proof

When someone is looking to buy a home, they want to make sure they are making the best purchase possible. This includes a home that has had efficient upkeep and has been taken care of by the previous owners. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life. It is crucial that you are making a smart purchase. Seeing a home with a neglected home could only lead someone to believe this to consistent throughout the entire home. Though it might not be the case, homebuyers can go only by what they see.

The Digital Effect

With all of the resources available on the internet, at their fingertips, homebuyers have access to thousands of potential homes. They can search and find any home on the market that meets their criteria and skip those that don’t. When listing your home for sale online, an adequate amount of pictures is usually required. Including pictures of the outside of your home and the landscape is beneficial because homebuyers want to see every part of the home. If they don’t like what they see from the outside, they could scroll right past your home and on to the next. Pictures of a well maintained landscape will have them stuck on your page for a while.

So when putting your house on the market make sure to update every area of your home, including your landscape. With a well groomed lawn and beautiful landscape, you will have no problem attracting many potential homebuyers. .

Hi, I'm Gene Caballero and I'm the co-founder of GreenPal . At GreenPal, we're helping hundreds of thousands of Americans solve one of the trickiest problems: a reliable, fast, and affordable way to get lawncare taken care of. On behalf of GreenPal, I've been featured in the Indianapolis Star, the Sacramento Bee, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, and dozens more. Please feel free to say hi on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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