Its common knowledge that what looks good fetches a better price. This is certainly true for real estate as well. Buyers and tenants are always fascinated by wonderful pictures of a beautiful home, its manicured lawns, sculptures and fountains, beautiful door, tasteful lighting, and great amenities. So, real estate agents in Cookeville and elsewhere will always tell you to decorate your home and even make changes to it, before going to the market, if you are looking for a buyer or if you are thinking of letting it out on rent.
But how do you do this? Here is a plan for those who are lucky to have a yard with the house.
Begin by studying your place. You just cannot ignore the front yard. It’s one of the most important areas of your property. This is the first thing a potential tenant or buyer would see. If you do it correctly, then the front yard can be the most appealing part of your home. But remember, the shape and size of your home, and even the way it relates to the street in front, should determine how you decorate the space.
More is Good
A few flowers here and there won’t impact your residential property in Tennessee much from the street. You must think of beds and flower groupings, or combinations of different plants. This is what looks good from a distance. One good idea could be to go for colors that match the fade of your building. That should look good. Vines can be difficult to manage, as they can go out of control. Shrubs can be a nightmare as well. So make sure that you shape your plants regularly. Remove if necessary. Or else, you will be making a landscaping mistake.
If possible, and of course if there is adequate space in your yard, then you could install elements like arches and fountains too. That will just enhance the beauty even more. But don’t make costly mistakes. You will just sketch the yard. Create the design on paper first.
Real estate agents in Cookeville are all convinced that you must improve the curb appeal. So consider the following.
- Are there any special features that can be highlighted, like a fountain or stone pillar?
- Can you see the porch or path clearly from the street?
- Is there anything missing from your porch? You can add hanging baskets and potted plants.
- Can you install assess lighting for dusk to lit up the path beautifully? You must definitely replace broken landscaping lights.
- How is the mailbox looking? Does it need a new coat of paint, or do you need to replace it?
These things all matter. They will all add up to how your home will look.
Need more advice? Contact the property managers and real estate agents in Cookeville of Stevens Realty. We can help you market your real estate, fetch a better deal, negotiate better, and draw up the finalized contract. Get in touch with us today.