There’s a lot to think about when you put your home on the market. You may be getting rid of clutter, fixing up a few things around the house, giving your home a deep clean and thinking about your next move. With all that going on, it’s easy to forget about the yard. That’s why we’ve come up with a few spring yard tips!
First impressions make a big difference, and if your property has a front yard, use that space to your advantage to give your home some curb appeal.
Backyards are a big selling point for buyers, especially those with kids and pets. Extensive, high maintenance gardens won’t necessarily add a lot of value to a property, but having a tidy and functional outdoor living space will appeal to many house hunters.
Yard Care Tips
Spring is a good time of year to give your lawn a bit of TLC. Rake away leaves, aerate your lawn and mow it regularly. Visit a local garden store or landscaping company for expert lawn care advice.
Make sure your pathways are clear of leaves, sticks and other garden debris. Fix loose stones and remove tripping hazards.
If you have an area on your property where you have collected yard or other waste, it’s time to take a trip to the dump!
Remember, once your house goes on the market, REALTORS® may ask you to make the property available for showings at short notice, so try to keep on top of pet poop cleanup as well.
If you have a patio or deck, display a few pieces of outdoor furniture to show prospective buyers how the space can be utilized.
Planters are beginning to appear in garden stores. These are a great way to add a bit of colour to entrances and decks. Remember to buy planters you can bring inside overnight while there is still a chance of frost.
Call a Pro
If you have yard maintenance work that you can’t manage, consider hiring a professional who can help. Prince George has a range of companies and freelancers offering gardening and landscaping services.
It’s a good idea to talk to a REALTOR® before you make any significant investments in yard updates. A REALTOR® can look at your property as a whole and provide advice on which updates will have the most impact when it’s time to sell.
Hire a REALTOR®
If you’re looking for a REALTOR® in Prince George, BC, call our friendly, local, independent real estate brokerage! Call Team Powerhouse Realty at 250-563-1000. Our REALTORS® would love to guide you through your next home sale.
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