A bunch of fruits helped sell this house to my buyers

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Yep, the house was exactly the same as the one next door, but the difference was a bunch of fruits in the back yard. The backyard had grapes, apples, plums, and even an Asian pear tree.

This house wasn't anything special and neither was the neighborhood, but because this seller planted these items 15 years ago, today, it helped them sell their home! If you own a home and have the room for trees, and want pies or canned fruit, and want to increase the perceived value of your home in a few years, PLANT A TREE!

            Apple Tree               Asian Pear Tree                  Grape Vines                      Plum Tree

I was amazed at the difference a backyard made. For more information on great trees to plant in your yard to increase the value of your property in the Pacific Northwest, feel free to call or e-mail me anytime.


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Tina Maraj
RE/MAX North Orange County - Fullerton, CA
#1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901
We never know what will attract a buyer to a home. Congratulations on your sale and best wishes for a successful closing!
Oct 02, 2007 06:19 PM #1
Kaushik Sirkar
Call Realty, Inc. - Chandler, AZ
Curb appeal is often attributed to landscaping in the back.  We know curb appeal sells homes....or at least gets buyers through the door.  Why not backyard appeal then???
Oct 02, 2007 06:41 PM #2
Gary Bland R (S) E-Pro, ABR
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
Who would not want a fruit tree in the yard.  Just think when the price of gas is $11.00 a gallon they can sell the fruit to get gas. Chuckle***  I like trees.
Oct 02, 2007 06:42 PM #3
Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People


Sometimes it really is the "little things" that make the difference inthe sale.

Oct 02, 2007 07:03 PM #4
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

A home that I bought in Deltona, Fla had grapefruit trees and a few pineapple plants in the backyard.  They were not the deal maker for us when we bought the house, but they sure helped sell it when I had to move to the Altlanta area.

Oct 02, 2007 07:05 PM #5
Darrel Quebedeaux
Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc. - Newport Coast, CA
I love fruit trees and would love to find a home with some at the stage where they can be enjoyed.  I always point them out as I show a home to my clients.  Maybe not everyone is into it but I sure don't think it hurts to know that there is a little extra sweetness that is coming with the home. 
Oct 02, 2007 07:07 PM #6
Dwight Wolfe
Emerald Coast Realty, Inc. - Panama City Beach, FL

So it would appear that the NUTS are not very well represented in this blog, 

Perhaps I should say the Fruits and the NUT helped to sell that house!  And you know, I mean that as a compliment.    :-)

Oct 02, 2007 08:19 PM #7
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Ha! I like Dwight's response! And, ditto!
Oct 02, 2007 10:58 PM #8
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Todd, the plums look amazing.  There is something about fruit that comes right off the tree or vine!  It's so different that Safeway's offerings, or even the organic stuff at Whole Foods! 
Oct 02, 2007 11:37 PM #9
Becca Briggs
Rochester, NY

I bouught a 3/4 acrea place with only 1 small tree.  It needed trees and it will be years before they grow.  It's not a quick fix like a paint job so yes this is a great value!  Expecially fruit trees they take awhile to bear fruit as well!

Good Post


Oct 03, 2007 12:33 AM #10
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Tina - Thank you for that and we are getting closer to that wonderful clsoe. Just one condintion to meet for the lender still.

Kaushik - She looked at both homes, but it was the backyard appeal that sold her for sure!

Gary - You can sell the fruit for .40 a pound make a pie and sell it for $8 a pound. Think ourside the box man!

Keisha - Well said!

Nancy - Pineapple? OK, How cool! We just don't get to see that hear, the pineapple would drown.

Darrell - Believe me I was surprised this agent didn't promote those at all in her listing. I would have taken pictures of everyone of them and posted it loud and proud.

Dwight - No nuts here, usually I reserve places in my comments section for nuts. (Hey, by the way how are you doing?) How do you not get hot always wearing a white jacket year round in Florida?

Linda - Be grateful I don't have a picture of you also then - lol

Patricia - And for some reason it tastes so much better. My kids even prefer it and don't know why.

Becky - They hadn't had a showing on this property when we looked at it. I think they could have raised the price, if they had advertised the trees.

Oct 03, 2007 03:57 AM #11
Cindy Lin
Staged4more Home Staging & Designs // EcoJoe - South San Francisco, CA

LOL I always opt for a fruit tree when we are getting new things to plant in the house. It's functional and beautiful ;)



Oct 03, 2007 04:15 PM #12
Dwight Wolfe
Emerald Coast Realty, Inc. - Panama City Beach, FL
I prefer that straight jacket with a Nehru collar!  Folks, the fashionable head gear is for homes located near high-power electric lines. 
Oct 03, 2007 04:22 PM #13
Rick Grand
nowhere - Eugene, OR
those are making me want fruits! It reminds me of back home when I was a kid. My dad planted a plumb tree and two cherry trees. I loved those things! The neighbor had an apple tree, he didn't mind if I climbed onto the fence and grabbed some. :)
Oct 04, 2007 01:25 AM #14
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Cindy - Coming from a stagger that is encouraging.

Dwight - Pay backs are fun aren't they - lol

Rick - I loved black cherries as a kid. Those things were so awesome and the cherry juice after they were canned was a bonus!

Oct 04, 2007 03:58 AM #15
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