Deciding to put your home on the market can be a stressful process leaving you with a lot of questions. How long will it take to sell? Will you be able to get your asking price? What can you do to make this process faster and easier?

Some of these questions will only be answered with time. But there is most definitely something you can do to make your home sell more easily. A home’s landscape is often forgotten about when someone decides to sell their house. Updating and cleaning the interior is crucial, no doubt, but it is undeniable that the landscape surrounding your home is what potential buyers will see first. If you are in the beginning stages of selling your home, consider calling your local Kansas City lawn and landscape company, By the Blade KC, today. Here’s why:

Curb Appeal

The vast majority of potential home buyers have one thing in common: driving around to browse homes on the market. A sure-fire way to let your listing be one that is passed by without thought is to leave it with a poorly groomed, unattractive landscape. When it comes to searching for a new home, people can’t help but judge the book by it’s cover, and your home’s landscape is a large part of that proverbial cover. The subconscious assumption of a home with an unkempt lawn is that the interior is equally as maintained.

This brings us to our next point.

Proof of the Interior

Home buyers who are in the market obviously want to ensure they are making a purchase that is in their best interest. This usually means buying a home that has had significant upkeep and has been well taken care of by its previous owners. Purchasing a house is likely one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime, so naturally a lot of thought will go into their decision. The exterior of your home serves as proof of the state of the interior. Whether it is a good reflection or not, the exterior is the first impression, and curbside home browsers can only base their judgments on what they can see.

The Digital Effect

With the many online resources available in this day and age, just sitting at home buyers’ fingertips, not only is your landscape making an impression from the curb, but also from the photos. Potential buyers can do a simple google search and find almost any home on the market that meets their criteria. When you list your home for sale online, a good amount of photos are usually a requirement. Including photos of the exterior and landscape of your home can be hugely beneficial. Homebuyers need to see every part of the home to feel like they’ve really been there from behind their laptop. A face photo of an updated exterior and pristine, well-maintained landscape will serve as sure-click bait, luring in an abundance of views on your listing.

Still have questions about landscaping for your property during this winter season? Call your local Kansas City lawn and landscaping company, By the Blade KC today!