When putting your Boca home on the open market, the obvious goal is getting as much money as you can in as little amount of time as possible. And while making sure the inside of your home is in tip-top shape will always be a top-priority before selling, spending plenty of time on the outside of your home is also a necessary component to achieving all your home selling goals.
Landscaping will undoubtedly play a critical role in getting a home sold, especially when it comes to attracting potential home buyers initially.
Let’s face it—if you can’t grab a buyer’s attention from the outside, do you really think that same buyer will take the next step and see what the inside of your home has to offer? Not likely; and that’s where landscaping comes into play.
As a home owner, you probably already know landscaping can be quite expensive. And given the general rule of thumb is that you should spend roughly 10% of your home’s value on you home’s landscaping, that’s no small amount regardless of your home’s size. With that in mind, if you’re somebody who recognizes the importance of landscaping but still want to save a few bucks wherever possible, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind.
Focus on planting native species
Planting native species helps ensure your landscaping initiatives will pay off for a number of different reasons. Not only will plants in their native environment have a better chance of growing in harmony with the environment and remaining healthy, but they also tend to be cheaper and require less maintenance, which is always a win-win!
Buy younger trees
Although you won’t get the added benefit of more shade, younger trees are definitely cheaper and still add landscaping value to your lawn. And although you might not enjoy lots of shade with younger trees, there’s also far-less cleanup involved in the short-term with leaves and falling fruit.
Look for end-of-season sales
Unfortunately the timing of this post isn’t applicable for this next tip; but buying all your landscaping equipment and supplies in the at the end of the season is a great way to save money. Most big box stores run end-of-season sales on all things lawn care, so keep that in mind this year if you’re looking to do a little backyard home improvement.
Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit www.BocaExpert.com for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market.