Denver Homes: Low-Maintenance or Lush Landscaping?
you ever driven by fantastic-looking homes one week, only to notice that they
have lost their appeal only a few weeks later? Chances are such a nosedive in
curb appeal could be due to an unrealistic approach to front yard landscaping.
Especially as Centennial
or Parker homes approach fall
weather changes, and even more notably for Denverhomes that are about to be put on the market,
reality (instead of fantasy) should rule when landscape design changes are
being decided. The key is maintenance. Taking care of lush landscaping is a
time-consuming activity, so if you are not a garden hobbyist dedicated to the
mowing, fertilizing, spraying, pruning, and weeding that elaborate greenscapes
require, your choices are to be willing to pay a pro to keep on top of it all,
or…actually, that’s your only choice! Yesterday’s
impressive front yard can turn ragged in days if it is neglected. Whether
you’re a busy professional or overscheduled soccer mom, homes for sale require
constant attention to the front yard landscaping. That curb appeal either
invites a call to your Realtor® —
or a drive past without a second look. That same reality factor that may prompt a decision to install a
modest, less-expansive lawn and plantings can affect the number of potential
buyers. That’s especially true if your target market weighs
heavily with retirees, busy professionals, active families, or folks looking
for second homes to use as vacation getaways or income properties. Many
of those buyers will gravitate toward Denver homes that won’t cost a
lot of money to re-landscape to lower maintenance requirements. Centennial and Parker homes with
easy-maintenance yards that still present a natural feel can be big winners in
today’s market. Along the same lines of less is more, having gnomes,
deer or other ornaments on your lawn is generally a turnoff. You can add to
that list too much “stuff” in the backyard. If
you’re planning to list your home for sale in Centennial and Parker this fall, it’s time to do some serious planning. I
offer pre-marketing consultations to help prepare Denver homes for the market. Call me today to
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