May 22, 2017 Ed Stam

Landscaping Tips for Selling your House in BC

Selling your home can be scary as it is often your biggest investment on the line. Yet often overlooked is the potential buyer’s first impression of your home from the outside. With the chaos surrounding the sale of a house, the landscape can be overlooked or underdone. Experts agree that the curb appeal of a home can add as much as 25% (depending on the house) to the selling price. Here are some landscaping tips for selling your house in BC.

Ideally you will want to get started at least a month before you start showing your house. If you leave things to the last minute, it usually shows.

Power Wash

You can make any paved surface look brighter and newer with a quick power wash. It really makes a huge difference when there is no grungy or grimy pavement leading up to the house. Also, power washers are good for fences and siding as well!

Plant Some Colour

Seasonal colours are great and flats of annuals are relatively inexpensive. Pick up some colourful flowers in full bloom and add a splash of colour to your property.

Trim Those Trees

Pruning can make a big difference to the curb appeal of your home. Overgrown trees and shrubs should be straightened out to add pleasing lines and properly “frame” your house.

Drainage

This one might be more challenging and take a little more time. However, if you happen to be showing your home during a rainy week, having large puddles of water sitting next to your home can be a turn-off for the discerning home buyer. How often does that happen? Does water get in the foundation and is there mold? Taking care of any drainage problems before showing your home is highly recommended.

At Blossom Hill, our specialty is making your property look its best no matter what the season. If you are looking for more landscaping tips for selling your house in BC, we encourage you to contact us for a quick consultation!

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