The Importance of Backyard Maintenance When Selling Your Home

The Importance of Backyard Maintenance When Selling Your Home
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    Selling a home quickly and efficiently is a common goal that most sellers share.

    However, it's important to know that you can get more people interested in your property if your backyard is able to stand out.

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Regardless of your backyard’s size, you can make your home stand out from many of the other homes on the market simply by making your backyard more beautiful.

Here are four options to make potential buyers stop and take a second look at your home because they love your backyard. Best of all, these quick backyard renovation ideas won’t affect your budget too much.

Clean Up

You’ve focused on the inside of the home, washed the windows, vacuumed, even cleaned the walls, but you haven’t done much to your backyard, so it’s time to start cleaning.

Remove dead branches, leaves, trash, dog dropping, weeds, and anything that broke (even if you plan on fixing it but never got around to it.)

Mow your lawn, trim the edges, and if you need it, call in tree services to prune those trees.

elying on an expert to care for your trees will prevent them from decaying or causing damages in the future.

Keep in mind that a backyard that looks like it will need a lot of cleaning may appear to be more trouble than it is worth. As a result, some buyers may shy away from the purchase.

Finish the Planting Projects

Add fertilizer, mulch the flower beds, so they flower beautifully in the spring. Mulch adds a finished look so buyers will be charmed by the work they think has gone into the backyard. Besides, mulch keeps the weeds from growing and gives your plants some much-needed nutrients.

Improve Your Patio

While a plain cement patio is acceptable, it doesn’t provide your property with the individuality it needs in order to attract buyers. Add a few pots around the sitting area and layer the plants by adding steps or different heights to your plant pots.

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If you have a little money available add slate tiles to the concrete to add some color and show your potential buyers that it is durable.

You might even showcase the size of the patio by staging it with some DIY or assembly patio furniture. Nothing too expensive, but just enough to let visitors visualize the size of your patio. Making your backyard a great place to host events will help improve your chances of finding interested buyers.

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Go Beyond Standard Hedges

Add texture to a play lawn with artificial landscape rocks you can buy at your local landscaping store. Cluster the rocks together and create a centerpiece. Add some flowering plants to add more depth. Be mindful of the colors in your yard so that you can use decorations to complement them appropriately.

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Create a Relaxing Environment

A beautiful backyard can make your home feel like a vacation home, which is attractive to home buyers. They need to know that their next home will be their haven, which you can create if you fix your backyard. Try to keep clutter to a minimum by efficiently any tools that might be sitting around. Making your property a tranquil place will attract buyers quickly.

By following the tips above, you will be able to create a beautiful and functional property that you will be sold in no time. Pay attention to small details and determine what your home might be lacking so that you can prepare accordingly.

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Brook Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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