Real Estate & Landscaping
The housing market is on fire in 2022. Especially here in Central Florida. According to CoreLogic's "2020's Hottest Cities for Homebuyers" report, the Lakeland area is among the top three cities in the country where people are relocating. Are you looking to make a move? Don't just look at what needs to be fixed inside; take a look outside at your lawn and landscape.
Real estate agents preach about the power of curb appeal. Experts say a beautiful landscape can add between six and thirteen percent to the overall price of the property. That's quite a return-on-investment! This blog goes over ways to help you catch a buyer's eye before they even walk in the front door.
How to make a great first impression
Keep your yard clean. There always seems to be some leaves or branches blowing onto the yard, depending on the season. Also, pull any weeds that may pop up over the lawn or in the landscape beds.
When you're done cleaning, grab the shears and prune. Keep the trees and shrubs in shape. Don't let a wild hedge or dropping palm tree turn off any potential home buyers.
Invest in mulch. You know what your yard looks like with a fresh coat of mulch; let everyone see it. A neat look on the outside sends a message to the buyer that says this homeowner takes pride in the outside, so I'll bet the inside looks good too.
The last quick tip is to mow. Keep the lawn trim. Nice green grass is a terrific frame for your house.
First impressions are everything in real estate; let your landscape be the reason your home sells, not the one that turns people off.
A complete yard clean-up can be intimidating. There's so much to cut and trim and pull that you may not think it's worth it. But remember our statistic, a pristine landscape can add three to thirteen percent to the final cost. That's quite a return on investment.
ELT Landscape has special offers on property clean-ups. Our crews will take care of things that you may not even realize need to be taken care of. Contact us today to get on our schedule.