As I was driving around town this afternoon, checking in on a few of my vacant listings, I couldn’t help but be reminded of a cartoon from my childhood. I don’t know why this particular cartoon has stuck in my memory for all these years, but it has nonetheless.
Yes, it’s that time of year when ugly things are sprouting and growing quickly across your lawn, unless you’ve got a great company doing your weed management and fertilization. If your home is vacant, it’s probably really bad, because you’re not there to see it every day. Believe me when I tell you that these things will choke out the sale of your home. Curb appeal is king when people drive by, and the appearance of an unkept lawn will automatically give the impression that the rest of the property is unkept also.
So, if your home’s on the market (this goes for you developers and builders too; see the neighborhood entrance below), get it under control quickly, or you’ll be passed over by a great many of your prospective buyers. It’s all about first impressions!
Would any of these invite you in to a neighborhood or a home for sale?