Downsizing…Got Curb Appeal

For Home Sellers, $50 spent on paint and flowers could help increase your final selling price by thousands, what investment can beat that?  Here are three secrets for making a great first impression with your home-from Derek Thomas, whose landscaping has been featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and Get it Sold.

  1. Take Away, Don’t Add…..Gardens tend to be too crowded.  Thin out plants to add pleasing “negative space” and prune lower limbs from trees to increase yard visibility.  RESULT:  A tranquil home.
  2. Draw Eyes to your Front Porch…Hang a few ferns in white planters.  Install a porch swing.  Place a topiary on either side of you door.  RESULT: a welcoming home
  3. Add Color…Paint your front door red.  Plant flowers by your entrance, using bright choices such a petunias, geraniums, zinnias, dahlias, sages and daisies.  RESULT:  a happy home.