Enhancing Your Landscape To Sell Your Home - Now or Later
By Marie Iannotti, About.com Guide to Gardening since 2004
The housing market has been a bit of a free-for-all lately. If you were hoping to sell and now find yourself facing a dwindling market, you’ve probably gotten lots of advice on how to make your house more attractive to prospective buyers. Well don’t forget the outside of your home, since that’s the first thing buyers will see. Many of the same principles apply outdoors as in. Clear away clutter and toys, repair cracks, keep things clean... About’s Guide to Landscaping has a few more tips on Enhancing Real Estate Value Through Home Landscaping.
As gardeners, we might think that our landscapes would be the envy of every on-looker. In reality many buyers are intimidated by large gardens, which they view as high maintenance. David has some interesting insights that even those of us not yet ready to sell should take into account. Like choosing dwarf trees instead of majestic beauties, when pruning is likely to become an issue. Of course, you could always take your plants with you when you move. I’ve known people to do it.