Your yard is your home's calling card. A dated or overgrown yard can be a huge turnoff to potential buyers – just as an appealing one can trump other objections.
While your backyard is not as important in attracting buyers, it often proves vital in holding their enthusiasm.
To help sell a home on Bainbridge Island this spring, right now is prime time to consider some yard-focused do’s:
- DO keep your garden simple. Lots of ornamentation designed to create character may be hard for prospective buyers to see past.
- DO consider maintenance issues. Avoid intricate garden plantings that shout, Weed me! Water me! Trim me!
- DO consider current garden trends. Today, the vast majority of buyers appreciate the natural look (and native plants).
- DO consider who your likeliest prospects will be – and how your yard will fit their family. If you are going to sell a Bainbridge Island home with four bedrooms, a back yard with plenty of playing space for the kids is a great idea.
Sometimes it can be the smallest details that determine how quickly your Bainbridge Island home sells. It’s my job to help in figuring out which and what those are likely to be. If you are getting ready to sell a home on Bainbridge Island, I hope you will call me to put my knowledge to work!