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Sprucing Up Your Yard And Garden To Sell

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  • Kirsten Hawkins
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2005
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      Article Title: Sprucing Up Your Yard And Garden To Sell
      Author: Kirsten Hawkins
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      If you are thinking of selling your home, the best way to raise
      the value of your property is to fix the place up! Whether it be
      new landscaping, a new front door, remodeling the kitchen or
      bathroom, or building a fence, every dollar that you put into
      your home to make it better for the person who is going to
      purchase the home in the future. While you are in the process
      of fixing things up, putting dollars into your home may seem a
      futile effort.

      What if these improvements don't raise the market value or
      salability of your house at all? These are concerns that all
      home owners looking to sell are faced with, and while they are
      valid concerns never make the mistake of underestimating what a
      few spruce ups can do the selling power of your home or
      property.

      Curb appeal is everything. Most intelligent prospective home
      buyers will not stop to attend the open house for a home whose
      gardens are falling apart or are nonexistent, whose lawn has
      bare patches and whose porch is sagging in the middle from the
      weather. When it comes to selling a home, the prospective
      buyer's first impression really is everything. A good tip is to
      try to put yourself in the other person's shoes. Stand in front
      of your home and walk up the walkway. Be as critical as you can
      of your home, it will help you in your improvement endeavors.
      What is it about the house that first attracted you to purchase
      it? Are these things still intact? Do you see any problems with
      the house that a prospective buyer might notice, such as an old
      roof or a broken screen door? Homes are already expensive
      enough; most buyers are not going to want to make the home
      repairs that you should have made upon purchase of the
      property. Well established gardens and curb appeal can add as
      much as 20 percent to the sale value of your property, meaning
      that if you make a good transaction all of the money you put
      into the project should come back to you.

      Do you have things in your yard such as garden gnomes and lawn
      furniture, or even a child's swing set or jungle gym in the
      back yard? It is strongly recommended that you remove these
      things from your yard before showing your home if at all
      possible. Of course, removing a swing set or jungle gym would
      be a hefty task, but perhaps moving it to a corner of the yard
      that is a little more difficult to see from the backyard will
      help. If they think garden gnomes are tacky and you have three
      or four scattered about your front lawn, believe it or not that
      may turn a prospective buyer off. The prospective home buyer
      cares as much about outer appearance for their future home
      investment as you do, and they should be able to picture their
      own things in the yard and garden.


      About The Author: Kirsten Hawkins is a real estate expert from
      Nashville, TN. Visit http://www.king-of-real-estate.com/ for
      more information on real estate, mortgages, and finding the
      house of your dream.
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