If you’re a current Stephenville home owner, chances are that you work out in your lawn at least every so often. After all, everything is bigger in Texas, so chances are your lawns require quite a bit of work to keep in pristine condition. But all the work you put into your lawn isn’t for nothing. Whether you know it or not, your hard work is adding to what real estate agents call curb appeal, and it can drastically increase the salability of your home.
Naturally, the first thing a potential buyer is going to see is the outside of your house, and probably from standing on the street. Curb appeal is the term for that first impression buyers get when they first step out of their cars and see your house for the first time. A prim lawn and hedges standing at attention can do wonders for the curb appeal of your home, but it takes more than just lawn care to make your home a perfect 10.
The goal of curb appeal is to make your house look picturesque, or as if it has come right out of some long forgotten American masterpiece. So naturally, color and paint play a big part in framing your home just so. Experts would recommend using no more than two to three major colors on the outside of your home, and to make an effort to complement the natural ambiance in the area. If you have Evergreens on the property, you may consider sticking with earthy tones, but if your lawn boasts a bright garden, brighter, more striking colors will serve your purpose just as well.
Finally, moving all pet accessories or art projects that might play a part in your lawns profile is a smart idea. Now we know that the toilet used to house a potted plant is may be dear to you, and Fido has always slept under the big tree out front, but to make your house seem as desirable as possible it’s best to keep the profile of your home simple and elegant rather than breaking it up with extraneous architecture.
If you’d like to join in on the fun, or perhaps some neighborly lawn care competitions, give us a call, and we can help you look through a number of Stephenville homes for sale to find the right one for you.