You hear it all the time about how important Curb Appeal is when it comes to selling a home.
A beautiful yard says a lot about the people that live in the home. If your landscaping is boring and drab, chances are the interior of your home is the same and homebuyers may pass you by. But luckily, with the help of Carolina Creations, we can help dress up your landscaping to help you sell your home fast!
Did you know that poorly maintained or lack of quality landscaping can decrease the value of your home? It’s true. It can be as much as a 5% to 10% reduction in price. In fact, landscape economist John Harris says good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%.
Curb Appeal Improvements
There are a number of things that can be done to improve the curb appeal of your house. Following are some of the more common ones we recommend.
Green Well-Trimmed Lawns
No matter what time of the year it is, we can keep your lawn looking great on a regular mowing maintenance schedule. By applying fertilizer on a timely basis your lawn will green up quickly. An alternative to the lawn, or lack of that you may already have, consider having sod installed or planting low-maintenance turf grasses.
Add Color to the Landscape
All homes look better with a splash of color in the landscaping. Flowerbeds are how to do that. Whether you plant Annuals (cheaper but last one season) or Perennials (which come back every year) be sure to use Mulch around the plants for a cleaner, well-tended look.
Light Up The Night
Maintaing that gorgeous landscape is a great decision but take it over the top by having landscape lighting installed. Why have your property only viewable during daylight hours when you can light it up all night long for pennies.
The Value of Trees
Mature trees can add to the property value of a home. It’s unrealistic to expect to purchase a fully mature tree but you have to start somewhere. Younger trees are available for install and we can make recommendations on what would be the best choice for your property.
We might be able to help with the Landscaping necessary to rock your Curb Appeal! 🙂
Give us a Call at 910.755.6411 and we’ll set up a time to meet with you about how to improve your home’s curb appeal so you can get your home sold in record time.