Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

ALLOW TIME FOR LANDSCAP ANDSCAPING

Real estate experts advise that you should not conduct serious landscaping, including planting trees and flowers, right before you plan to put your home on the market. Instead, organize and act upon your landscaping plan at least six months or more before you list your home for sale, to ensure that the work you are doing on your front yard has some time to grow, fill in, and look its best. Once your landscaping additions have had the proper amount of time to fill in, it becomes a worthwhile investment in your home's overall property value. However, you will also need to learn how to properly care for all of the additions you have made, unless you are willing to hire landscaping experts to maintain them in your stead. If you plan on doing the maintenance yourself, you can and should research the plants, flowers, and trees on the internet and in current books and magazines, where you can find gardening websites and blogs that will help give you extensive care instructions and further tips on how to make the most of your front yard.

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTS

Even though many buyers will view your home during the day, outdoor lights are important for many reasons. Attractive outdoor lighting is a desirable feature that buyers look for to provide convenience and security. Outdoor lights help to prevent tripping and falling over uneven surfaces or anything in the way. Lighting can add tasteful decoration to the side of your home and highlight landscape choices when placed in strategic areas. Lighting keeps intruders away, reducing the risk of burglaries.

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