Curb appeal is a huge factor in selling a home. A little bit of work in the front yard of your home can pay out big.
When a potential buyer pulls up in front of your house, their first impression is absolutely crucial. Sometimes buyers won't even look at a home when it looks bad from the front. On the other hand buyers will look at a home that looks good from the front even if they don’t think it will work for them. If they do go in they might go in expecting to find a "fixer-upper" that could be purchased at a bargain price. If a house looks nice and well cared for in the front, the good first impression will carry over as the buyers enter the home.
It may not be necessary to hire a professional landscaper, but listen to your real estate agent's suggestions. Local nurseries might also be able to help you select plants that will thrive in your area and add appeal to your home. Keep the lawn mowed, and regardless of the season, take care of exterior maintenance. Good curb appeal will help your home sell quicker and for more money dollar.