Tips to Make Your Yard a Selling Point in Kingsport TN

A well thought out backyard can be a huge factor when selling your home. It can influence the prospective buyers’ entire perception of the property. As such, a messy, overgrown yard can deter buyers and make a horrible first impression. In our latest blog, we have put together some ideas to make your yard a selling point, helping you to get the best return on your home.

They don’t call it the great outdoors for anything. A well landscaped and maintained yard can add 15% to the value of your home. If a person REALLY loves it, your yard can add another 12% in perceived value to certain buyers! That’s a lot of value! Here are some suggestions to have your yard sell your home!

Curb Appeal

We can’t express enough how important curb appeal can be when it comes to selling your Kingsport TN home. The fact of the matter is, people, DO sometimes judge a book by its cover. An overgrown front yard, worn paint, and overall messiness could cause some people not to even bother looking inside your home!

  • Add paint touch-ups as needed
  • Add new fixtures, locks, and doormat
  • Refresh mailbox with some paint and flowers planted around the base
  • Trim back bushes and trees, and make sure all the weeds are pulled from the flower beds.

Make Them Feel At Home

A backyard can be a huge opportunity for entertaining and a place for family and friends to gather. Let you potential buyers envision themselves relaxing in the space by setting up a few key areas.

  • Make sure there are multiple seating areas.
  • Add some leisure items such as a hammock or fire pit
  • A nice backyard can almost serve as an additional room. Make the grilling area into an outdoor kitchen.

During showings and open houses, make sure to utilize the backyard! Grill some burgers and create a relaxing, homey atmosphere for your guests!

Clean Up

A clean and neat yard speaks volumes about how you care for the other aspects of your home. If you invest time and energy into the beautification of your yard, then you are likely to do the same throughout the rest of the house. A clean yard shows you take pride in your home, which potential buyers will recognize and respect.

  • Power the sidewalk, porch, driveway and anything else that needs it. A good power washing can have the same effect as a fresh coat of paint!
  • Pull the weeds, edge the lawn and trim back bushes and trees.
  • Get rid of ANY clutter laying around. Even if it something you use, if it is in anyway an eye-sore, store it away somewhere else.
  • Wash the windows, inside and out
  • Touch up worn out or chipped paint
  • Fix anything in need of repair… steps, mailbox, etc.

Be Efficient

While you want a beautiful yard, you don’t want it to be a full-time job to maintain. Simple and clean is the best way to go.

  • Be conscious of water usage, especially in dryer areas
  • Don’t plant high maintenance vegetation
  • Consider a rock garden, sand or gravel in one area of the yard

However, you choose to landscape, make sure you are doing in consciously, with your potential buyer in mind! Your yard can make or break the sale of your home! Keep this in mind when you are ready to sell your Kingsport TN house!

If you are thinking about selling your Kingsport TN home, we can help you get ready with some innovative and inspiring ideas!

Fill out this form to tell us more about the property you want to sell, or give our office a call now! 423-797-6009

Blaine Dartez

Hey there, I’m Blaine, the owner of Awesome Wholesalers! Thanks for checking us out. I love every aspect of real estate, but one major reason I started buying homes is that I saw that sometimes people were getting into tough situations with their home… facing foreclosure, can’t make repairs, getting behind on payments, and more. I’ve seen people struggle with squatters, or go through the process of losing homes up close and personal. Bottom line: I know that sometimes bad things happen to good people. I got into real estate because I wanted to offer a service where I can help homeowners in my community. My passion and goal with this company is to get people out of burdensome properties, or helping another local investor build their portfolio. Besides all that, I enjoy seeing a run-down home flipped and made beautiful, and become a benefit to a neighborhood. Now, I get to run my own business and spend more time with my family and help homeowners like you that are facing tough situations.

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