It’s the worst-kept secret in the world: The “Sell Your House” market in Maine is BLISTERING hot, with sales in March skyrocketing another 17 percent over the same month in 2020. But before you sell your house, what’s the smartest, easiest, most affordable way to maximize the money you get for it? Turns out, easy DIY landscaping can be a pretty amazing strategy.
A Surprising Impact on Home Value
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that homebuyers appreciate landscaping and will pay more for it. But how MUCH more? In research conducted by Virginia State University, it was determined that landscaping can add between 5.5 and 12.7 percent to the value of your home. That translates to buyers being willing to pay you up to an additional $30,000 for a $268,000 house (the current median price of a home in Maine).
Easy Landscaping = Sales Punch
Luckily, landscaping doesn’t have to be super-expensive or time-consuming to let you achieve big house-selling benefits. You can amp-up your house’s curb appeal and sales value through the following easy, DIY landscaping strategies.
Rake and Pull … It’s important to keep your yard as tidy as possible, each and every day your house is on the market. Do this by frequently raking leaves from your lawn, and just as frequently pulling weeds from your driveway, walkways, and flowerbeds.
Prune and Trim … Attractive, vibrant trees will help you sell your house for top dollar, so keep them looking great. Prune them to enhance their healthy look, and then trim your hedges and shrubs.
Mulch-Mulch-Mulch … Be sure to bring tender loving care to your flower beds and tree beds. Spread a layer of fresh mulch around plants and trees to give them that neat, crisp look.
Mow Frequently … Don’t let overgrown grass detract from the curb appeal of your house. So mow frequently, and be sure to complement that by trimming your lawn along the driveway and plant beds.
Add Eye-Catching Color … Potential homebuyers will be drawn to a colorful, vibrant yard. Add a touch of color and class to your house by planting gorgeous annuals or placing potted plants near entrance ways.
With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, the Maine house-selling season is locked-and-loaded to go from fantastic to fantastic-on-steroids. This offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell your house for a profit that could benefit you and your family for years to come. Easy landscaping strategies that amp-up home value can be a powerful way to realize that dream.
If “sell your house in Maine”—or BUY a house here—sounds enticing to you, we invite you to contact Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors™ today.