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Landscaping Tips To Get Your Home Market Ready


Blog by Joette Fielding | October 2nd, 2014


Landscaping Ideas To Get Your Home Market ReadyGetting ready to place your home on the market? As much as updates and staging within the household are crucial in the selling process, it is important to keep in mind that the exterior needs to look just as great as the inside in order to maximize the sale of your home.

Fortunately, there are countless ideas on how to properly landscape your property in order to get it ready to be on the market. Landscape ideas may vary depending on the location of your home. For example, the exterior of a Vancouver home can look opposite of the exterior of an Oakville home due mainly to seasonal changes.

Here are a few landscaping ideas to get you started:

(1)    Observe the Yards of Your Neighbours

Pay attention to what your neighbours are doing in regard to landscaping and exterior decorating. If their yard is looking fantastic, do not hesitate to ask them about their landscaping choices and for a bit of advice on how to implement some of their creative ideas into your own yard.

(2)    Seek Professional Advice

Many sellers seek out the help of professional landscaping teams to assist in getting their home exterior looking great and ready-to-sell. However, if it is not in your budget to hire a professional landscaping team, simply visit a local nursery in your area. Here, you can gather some useful ideas from the professionals that work there.

(3)    Research Ideas from the Media

There are literally tens of thousands of magazines, books, online information, and television shows that can offer you an abundance of ideas on how to inexpensively freshen up your landscaping. Look for ideas relevant to your specific area to enhance your home’s exterior.

Pinterest is a great social media platform to get visual tutorials and ideas for your landscaping needs.

(4)    Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

Professional real estate agents observe how potential homebuyers react to certain landscapes nearly every day – which is why an agent is the ideal person to ask for advice on how to make your exterior as attractive as possible, at lower costs.

Now, it is important to remember that not every person will share your unique tastes and preferences. It tends to be better to keep your yard simple, but neat. Sometimes, specific yard features that one may find beautiful (such as a fountain piece) may be regarded as too much of an upkeep to another individual. One piece of advice to remember is that everyone loves a well-kept and neatly manicured lawn.

 

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