Curb Appeal Matters When Selling Your Home


Chester Springs landscaped front yard.

Curb Appeal Matters When Selling Your Home

Your home’s landscaping is the first thing a potential buyer sees.  And some buyers will drive right by a house that has poor curb appeal.

They say the housing market is recovering and it’s evident from the SOLD signs I’ve noticed while driving around.  Did you know that studies show a landscaping investment of just $400 – $500 can return up to four times the initial investment?  So don’t spend all your time staging the inside and neglecting your outdoors

If you want to increase the market value of your home, increase your curb appeal and make potential buyers want to jump out of their car to visit your home, consider enhancing your current landscaping.

Here are some curb appeal tips:

Clean Up Weed, mulch and edge all your planting beds and borders.

Add Color Plant annuals in beds and enhance your doorstep or patio with pots of blooming annuals.  (Real Estate Agents will tell you that yellow puts people in a buying mood).

Prune Shrubs & Trees Don’t let your shrubbery obscure your house.  Remove scraggly shrubs that might show neglect and plant a filler shrub that has a splash of color.

Maintain Lawn Consider laying sod in problem areas or spread grass seed on bald spots.

Viewing your landscape with an objective yet knowledgeable eye can be difficult.   Asking a professional to do a walk-thru is a good place to start.  So if you’re uncertain which improvements to make, and you don’t know a good professional landscaper, you can always call Whitehouse Landscaping at 484-300-4290.