When it’s time to sell your Peekskill, NY, property, you’ll have one matter on your mind—how can you get the best price and a quick sale. Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. can help make sure your home doesn’t stay on the market long, while increasing the potential sale price, with professional property maintenance.
What You See Is What You Get
What’s the first thing people see when they arrive at your home? The landscape. While you might have fantastic interior design to die for, if the outdoors isn’t up to scratch, you’re already being harshly judged before visitors ever make it over the threshold.
First impressions matter. If what they see is shoddy outside, they may assume it’s shoddy inside and keep driving rather than go to your open house. Buyers typically look for modern features and updates, and property that appears to have been kept up consistently during ownership. They’ll assume that if everything looks nice from the outside and well-maintained that the sellers—you—have taken care of the inside as well, and that the house they’re considering could be “the one.”
Skilled landscape maintenance experts can work closely with you to improve the look of your property and keep it that way during the length of your selling period.
One of the landscape improvements you may want to consider is the kind of look you’re going for. Buyers often fall in love with a home because it speaks to them in some way. So, what kind of landscape personality do you want your exterior to have? Is it flora in abundance? A standout focal point like a water feature?
Also give thought to who your potential buyers may be. If you’re living in a mostly trendy, upscale neighborhood, then a landscape that fits in with its surroundings will make it an easier sell. Or, for a more family-friendly area, you may want your landscape to include a kid-safe section for multiple activities or have a fire pit for evening family gatherings. A remarkable landscape feature could be something your buyer falls in love with that seals the deal.
Property owners are always happy with more savings, and this is possible with reduced utility costs. Energy-efficiency is a hot topic with many buyers these days. When your landscape is designed with eco-friendly measures in place, it can pays for itself in just eight years, because it saves that much energy.
Water consumption is another landscaping aspect that can create high costs. One way to avoid this is to consult with your Manzer’s landscape expert how to have turf organized. When turf grass is set in a continuous pattern, less water is required. A windbreak, which can be a wall or row of trees for example, cut down on fuel consumption by up to 40%. This is most effective if they are positioned on the west, east, and north sides of a property.
Incorporate these aesthetics and saving features into your landscape design, and you could have potential buyers lining up around the block. Proper, consistent maintenance of your property will also ensure that promising buyers check out both the outdoors and indoors of your home.