In Real Estate, curb appeal and landscaping


Can make or break

a perspective buyer’s decision. In fact, poor landscaping can cross your house off the list of eager buyers that won’t even consider a house if the curb appeal does not invite them in.

First impressions are everything. 

So here’s how to keep an eager buyer 

7 Tips for low-cost solutions to improve the curb appeal of your home:

1. Limb up.

In older neighborhoods especially, limbing up small and medium sized trees opens up your home and makes the yard AND home appear larger.

2. Powerwash

Pressure and power washing goes a long way to making a home feel clean. There is something about a clean driveway and walkway that says “welcome home.”

3. Color

Colorful flowers and plants is always a good idea. Bright and cheery plants reflect harmoniously to eager house shoppers, and show the potential of a new space.

4. Prepare the fall before

If you are thinking about selling your house in the next year or two, begin thinking about the lawn the year prior, and you can get a beautiful turf on a lower budget by planning ahead, with more lasting results. Landscaping and plants can be done almost any time of the year in East Tennessee.

5. Less is more

Simplicity declutters the buyer’s mind. This starts with the exterior of the home with the first impression of the house. You don’t want to overwhelm or underwhelm with your landscaping, but a simple, coordinated arrangement of plants is a guaranteed way to not disrupt the eagerness of a client.

6. Clutter is anathema

Look up the definition of anathema.

7. House lift

New house numbers and a new mailbox. You’ll be the talk of the block.