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
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