Exterior Home Care For A Faster-Selling House

Are you trying to sell your home? Have you been having difficulty getting people to come take a look at the house? As much as you might wish differently, home buyers don't look at just the house itself when trying to decide whether or not to make a purchase. Your landscaping makes up a significant portion of the first impressions that potential buyers get when they look at pictures or drive by your house. In order to increase the chances that you'll have an acceptable offer on your home, here are a few things that you should focus on:

Lawn care: Your lawn should have an appearance that is as perfect as possible. If necessary, you should fertilize and re-seed your lawn so that it grows in thick and beautiful. Weeds should be killed and/or removed as soon as they appear. You should also mow your lawn at least twice a week so that it has a manicured appearance and doesn't take on a shaggy aspect. If part of the reason why you're selling the home is because you can no longer properly care for your lawn, you may want to hire a local company that offers landscaping services, like Urban Paradise Landscaping, to keep your lawn presentable.

Planting flowers: If you don't already have flowers growing in any flower beds around your home, now is a good time to plant some. Stick with hardy and easy-to-grow flowers like petunias, snapdragons, or pansies. These annuals need very little care but will put on a flowery show that will welcome visitors to the home that you're trying to sell. Although they're not difficult to care for, it may be worth having a company that offers landscaping services come by a few times a week to make sure that the flowers are doing well. The plants don't have to live forever, but they should be kept alive long enough to make your property more appealing to possible buyers.

Pruning bushes & trees: Overgrown bushes and trees look extremely untidy and can unconsciously detract from the possible value of the house that you have for sale. Even if you're taking care of everything else yourself, consider looking for a company that offers pruning and trimming as part of their landscaping services. Hiring a professional means that you won't have to worry about accidentally removing too many branches, inadvertently killing the tree or bush in question and making your property less appealing to possible buyers.