Monday, June 15, 2009

Landscaping shows personality

Your front-yard landscaping is usually the first thing people notice about your home - the first impression of your home's personality.  And there are as many different landscaping choices as their are homes - color, # of plants/trees, grass vs desert, water usage, ease of maintenance - these are just some of the things to consider when choosing your landscape design.

Even after the design is chosen, there can still be a vast difference in your home's personality based on how you maintain your plants.

Pictured below are three different homes with palm trees in the front yard.  Each one telling a different story about the home and the homeowner's personality.

 

0904-23a

"high and tight" - this palm tree looks like a giant pineapple, and helps to give the home a clean-cut, neat & tidy look.

 

0904-25

Still neat and tidy, but with a little more traditional palm tree interpretation.

0905-22a

Is there a house back there?  Hmm, didn't notice.

As a homeowner, you can choose the landscaping look that suits your needs & personality.  When selling your home, however, it's important to understand that buyers notice these things.

"High & Tight" from the first photo tells buyers "We have nothing to hide and our home is in immaculate condition."

"Hidden Home" in the third photo has buyers saying "They never trim the trees; I wonder what else they never do.  Better get a really good inspection."

Your for some reason notices these things Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

 

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