The Front Yard: The Handshake to Your Home

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Does your front yard set the right impression when someone comes to see your property? If you are planning to sell or rent the home, then you need to consider the front yard as the “handshake” to welcome visitors to your home. The quality of the yard will introduce the property to visitors, setting the first impression whenever someone comes to visit.

What is the First Impression of Your Home?

First impressions are important. So, you need to consider the things that people might notice when they pull up to your curb. By setting the right tone when someone arrives, you can create the right mindset for them to tour the rest of the home.

Even if a potential buyer loves everything inside the house, they still might have a thought in the back of their mind about the poor quality of the front yard. They will be wondering how much money they will need to spend to clean up the mess. The buyer might walk away, or negotiate thousands of dollars off the purchase price.

Improving the Quality of the Front Yard

Here are a few things that you can do to improve the quality of the yard:

  • Pull out old, dead bushes and plants
  • Plant new greenery
  • Clear out toys and garbage around the yard
  • Sweep the concrete
  • Set out patio furniture

You want to be sure that the area is clean, neat, and inviting. Walk around the yard to see if anything seems to be out of place. You might even consider hiring a landscaper if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

Remember that the front of your home is the picture that will show on every marketing website where your listing is placed. It is the first picture that people will see, which could impact whether they view the listing.

Do you want more information about things that can be done to improve the quality of your home and get it ready to sell? Send me a text or an email! I know the Temecula real estate market, and I am happy to help with anything that you need. Contact me today: (951) 473-0390 or [email protected]