In Arizona, listing your home in a real estate market that is both competitive and fluid can lead to some real anxiety for the home seller. At Tru Realty we understand that when you need to sell a home some of the basic best practices might be the furthest thing on your mind. Remember, the first thing people will see when they come to your home is the outside, so it’s important to have a well-maintained and picturesque property that represents the inside of your home positively. If you’re looking for a few ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, these tips should help give a visual boost to your outdoor space.
Plant a Flower Bed
In Arizona it can get warm so be smart about the plants you choose. Tru Realty Principal Sarah Richardson just happens to be a flower expert. Check with her on what you might think will not only look nice but also survive our warm weather. Whether you decide on a tiny plot or a much larger space, a splash of flowers is great for adding a warm, homey atmosphere to your front yard. This can easily be done by going to your local nursery; picking out some easy-to-maintain perennials and watching the blooms begin to appear.
Trim the Hedges
Your hedges and trees help to frame your home. Let’s make sure that when you sell your property in Arizona that it’s properly framed. Take time to trim the trees and shrubs so they look immaculate. If you have any shrubs or small trees that have seen better days, you may want to remove and replace.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
It’s quite common to hear how much a layer of paint can improve things but this is especially true when it comes to your front door. While a tired and dull looking door can reflect poorly on the house within, a new coat of paint will add instant shimmer to your exterior.
Keep it Tidy
Whether you have kids who love to play in the yard or you’ve been doing a little lawn maintenance, leaving out toys or shovels and wheelbarrows can really take a lot away from your property’s look. While you may only be planning on keeping these items out for the short term, a quick pick up at the end of each day makes a marked difference.
Give your Home a Special Touch
It may not be something you need, but a whimsical walkway with flattened stones can add a nice touch to your property and make it stand out. If you’re feeling ambitious, you may even want to add a bench or a birdbath to make for a unique escape for your family.
Let Us Help Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Tru Realty knows that there are a lot of quick and simple fixes you can do when you are listing your home in Arizona. If you are listing your home, feel free to get more ideas to improve your home’s curb appeal from our resident expert, Sarah Richardson at (480)327 -6700. She can give you some great tips and resources for preparing your home for listing.