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November 15, 2018

How Does Curb Appeal Affect Home Value?

Curb Appeal

If you’re going to be taking advantage of the housing market soon and listing your home, it’s time to consider hiring a professional to spruce things up. Many people don’t realize the value that a professional landscaper can add to the exterior of a home until it’s too late! First impressions matter and the curb appeal that you present to the street has a direct effect on the perceived and actual value of your home.

First Impressions Matter

In most cases, prospective home buyers make a judgment on a home within the first 8 seconds of seeing it. That means that most people won’t even make it to the knocker on the front door before they’ve developed a judgment about the value of the property, what’s inside and whether or not the property is right for them. Since a great deal of home browsing occurs from the curb or online, the outside of your home matters.

Take Care of the Lawn

A great lawn is one of the first things that prospective homebuyers search for when seeing a home. Your lawn should be properly aerated and overseeded to ensure great growth in the spring. A professional landscaper can take care of adding gorgeous mulch to bushes and trees, edging your garden beds for a crisp and professional appearance, keeping your lawn the proper length and removing any weeds or invasive vines.

What Can Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal?

  • Regularly schedule professional lawn maintenance including watering, mowing, weeding, edging the driveway and trimming shrubs.
  • Pay attention to your front door! Small things like paint chips or the absence of a friendly wreath can negatively impact your home’s overall appeal.
  • Add strategic pops of color to the landscape using potted plants, shrubs and ornamental grasses.
  • Consider upgrading the mailbox to something new or decorative. For only a couple hundred dollars, you can add serious visual interest and complement the rest of the exterior of your home.

Keep Your Landscape Perfect for Real Estate Listings with JFC Grounds Maintenance

Do you need a little help transforming your lawn and landscape into something that works for your family and homebuyers? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.