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Tips to Make Your Home Sell Without Spending Any Money: Step 4 - Yardwork!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: first impressions are everything. As such, you need to make sure your home’s most eye-catching features are in tip-top shape. This is especially true for your yard, as it is usually the first thing potential buyers notice as they pull up to the curb.

An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home and maximize its appeal to buyers. In fact, statistics have shown that most people reach a dominant conclusion about a home based on what they see within the first 12 seconds. Errant leaves, weeds, debris, and dead plants can all be an instant turn-off make buyers decide not to make an offer on your home before they have even stepped up to the front door.

Some tips to improve the look of your yard include:

  • Clean: Clear all trash, leaves, and dead plants from your property and be sure to rake any mulch beds or graveled pathways. Mow the lawn, prune trees and bushes, and pull any weeds you may see.
  • Green up the lawn: While Santa Clarita’s hot summers can make maintaining a green lawn challenging, it is ultimately necessary to maintain your home’s value. Re-seeding brown or patchy places and spreading fertilizer can help bring it back to life.
  • Add mulch and gravel: Adding a fresh layer of redwood mulch, gravel, or bark to your garden beds can create a well-cared-for appearance. Likewise, the color contrast can make your surrounding plants pop.
  • Repair and replace fences and gates: Run-down, broken or saggy fencing can give your home an aura of neglect. If you have fencing around your property, make sure it is in good condition and consider either giving it a fresh coat of paint or replacing it entirely.
  • Power-wash dirty surfaces: Renting a power washer to clean paved surfaces can easily allow you to make a grimy area look brand new with minimal effort. Power washers are particularly useful for cleaning fences, brick, and vinyl siding.

Get a Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent on Your Side

Selling your home does not have to be a confusing and frustrating experience. With cutting-edge marketing technology, home staging techniques, and years of real estate experience, Santa Clarita Realtor Dippy Chhina can eliminate the guesswork of your real estate transaction and provide the guidance you need to secure top dollar for your home.

To find out more about how Dippy can help you, call (661) 441-3304 today.