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Ground Rules: Landscaping Tips to Help Sell Your Home


You’ve ripped up carpet, painted rooms, added a soaker tub, installed new cabinets, and staged – so why didn’t that couple make an offer? 

Unfortunately, that might not be enough, and it could have something to do with the fact that outside your home it is covered in daylilies and crabgrass. Top that off with a few overgrown hedges and some neglected mulch beds and you have a big problem. 

The truth is, landscaping your property is essential to selling it for maximum value. 

Things don’t have to be magnificent, they just have to be well kept. But when landscaping is not done properly or maintained, it can make a place look shabby.

Ideally, the time to get started cleaning up your yard is about a month before you plan on putting your house on the market. 

Here are 3 quick landscaping tips…

#1 Check The Trees 

Tree limbs that have overgrown may pose a structural threat to your home, and also might interrupt the view from the road and interfere with curb appeal. Plus, a note to keep in mind is to remove any dead trees on the property for safety reasons.

#2 Mulch The Beds

You should also make sure that mulched beds look clean and tidy and support a variety of growing environments for many plants. Another one of my best tips is that good mulch also keeps weeds away. When mulching, choose a black or red variety for maximum contrast against your flowers and foliage.

#3 Trim The Hedges

Lastly, make sure that your hedges look orderly, and weed the property so it doesn’t look neglected. Varieties like boxwoods and holly need a trim about twice a year.

In my experience, landscaping is one of the best ways that sellers can update their curb appeal. It’s also something most people can do themselves! 

Updating your home’s landscaping increases the value of your home, and helps sell it quicker- which we know is important. Even if you just spend a Saturday afternoon doing yard work, it can make a world of difference in how your home shows!

If you’re thinking about making a move (or know someone who is), I can help! Let’s chat! 

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Sandoval Realty Group

Sandoval Realty Group

Hey, I’m Christine Sandoval! I am a dedicated and experienced Realtor® serving the Inland Empire. As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I have built a reputation for providing top-notch service and achieving outstanding results for my clients. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, I am an advocate for my clients' best interests. I have a passion for helping families find their forever homes. Coming from a law enforcement and military family, I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist with a commitment to helping veterans and first responders. When I am not busy helping my clients navigate the world of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family chasing my twin boys around, while traveling and exploring the many hidden gems of the Inland Empire. See you around the IE!
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