Landscape a $20K Payday and "steel" the Market
Referenced Article: Landscaping Tips That Can Help Sell Your Home
As a perfect continuation of last weeks blog, on curb appeal that don't cost a fortune, we will cover lanscaping tips that could score you up to a $17,000 payday here in the Pittsburgh housing market. The experts at HGTV said it best, "a well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home." With the median home sales in Pittsburgh hovering right around $170,000, an additional 10 percent could be huge. We have prepared a short list of key focal points to build out your unique yet simple landscaping masterpiece.
- Oudoor Containers (Flower Pots/Bird Bathes)
Adding a little character to entryways, patios, with tropical flower pots give potenitial buying endless options for decor and design.
- New Mulch
Nothing brings life to your flowerbeds like a fresh layer of mulch. Its so easy to apply and very inexpensive, and the contrast of the mulch against the flowers just makes them POP!
- Colorful Flower Beds (Label)
Flowerbeds should embrace the current season. We are slowly but surely entering into spring, therefore flowers should be vibrant and colorful. And as a plus, labelling as many plants as possible is a great closing tool, eliminating the hassle of potential buyers trying to maintain the home that made them "buy".
- Power Washing Outdoor Surfaces
Rent or hire someone to pressure wash any decks, driveways, siding, etc eliminating any mildew, grime, or oil stains which could be an eyesore to buyers
Prepping your home for sale without spending a fortune
Reference: 6 Ways to Get Instant Curb Appeal for Less Than $100 by Tiffany Bell, DIY Network
In a world where, "it is the simple things that count." Surely, we have all heard this saying before and that is because of its, truth. Here each week we will cover simple modifications, updates and tweaks that will take your home from "for sale" to "SOLD!" Our weekly updates and tips come from a wide range of real estate professionals who have been tasked with turning homes over with various budget amounts. Therefore, we are letting you in on the key focal points and secrets that these professionals hold and most still use today.
This week we will be covering, curb appeal, quick and easy fixes that will get viewings scheduled and those home bids rolling in, just from the drive by. First you want to plan your own initial drive by of your home to plan your first fixes and start from there. The first this most potential buyers will notice will be the entry way or front door. Make sure the front door is updated and/or painted, obstruction and clutter free. Remove hanging plant, decorations, and excessive statues. Simplicity sells, less objects, the larger the space appears. If you notice any faded or missing shutters, or outdated external lighting fixtures, these are very inexpensive updates that help improve the value of your home. And as silly as it may seem but visible house numbers and updated mailboxes give your home the ability to be located by the postal service and potential buyers who are interested in viewing your beautiful home.
These simple fixes can give your home that well maintained image needed to get it sold.
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