Increase Your Homes Equity for "Free"!

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Real Estate Agent with Sposato Realty Group RES.0810758
Increase Your Homes Equity for "FREE"!

Gardening

Okay, Maybe free isn't the best way to describe what I propose but it shouldn't cost you a dime, just some good old fashioned labor!
 
What? You don't have one! If you own a piece of land then you have a garden!

Pansy
 
You may not see it that way but I do! something lives there, grass, weeds, bugs...
If they can survive then you have a garden and if you nurture it, it will increase the equity in your home!
 
I used to spend all day in my yard but could never afford to go out and buy plants. After one year of showing my interest in gardening, the neighbors started sharing plants with me and from there it grew. I realized the more I talked about it the more I was offered a vast variety of wonderful plants all for FREE! I am in my 15th house and I know that my gardening efforts increased my homes equity, my sales price and shortened my days on market too!

Garden
 
I stopped gardening about 11 years ago due to my life's circumstances but am back on track this year and oh how I love it and have missed it!
 
The only problem I have is that I don't have a close relationship with my current neighbors so I'm asking for your help!
If you have gardens that need dividing this year I'll be happy to lend a hand for "FREE" if you will share the wealth of your plantings with me! In the coming years I will be able to return the favor!
 
 I've taken stock of what was already growing in my yard that I have ignored for the past 8 years. I found I had more than I thought once I started pulling the weeds and transplanting things. I have 2 Peony's that have refused to blossom this year so I have to figure them out,( any suggestions?) but for now, they are nice little bushes. I have Lambs Ear that just grows wild and has blossomed beautifully this year. My Dad gave me a bunch of hosta last year and they seem to like their new home. I should be able to split some of them up next year which will allow me to share them!

 
So get out and enjoy the spring and summer season and increase your homes equity in the process!

Comments (7)

David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Kathleen, the flowers look wonderful! Thanks for posting and especially the pictures.

Jun 13, 2011 10:45 AM
Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.
Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc. - Camden, NJ
29 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area

The garden is something interesting and relaxing.

Jun 13, 2011 10:56 AM
Kathleen Chase
Sposato Realty Group - Killingly, CT
Realtor

Thank You David,

I took the pictures today in my yard! I have so missed gardening and I know what it can mean to a buyer when the yard looks well maintained; it's a simple bonus too many sellers ignore.

Dennis,

When I'm in my gardens the world with all its problems melts away!

 

Regards,

Kathy

Jun 13, 2011 11:00 AM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"

Kathleen,

I too have a passion for gardening! I started my vegetable garden but want to have a flower and herb garden next year!

Jun 13, 2011 02:59 PM
Kathleen Chase
Sposato Realty Group - Killingly, CT
Realtor

Didn't do much with veggies this year but maybe next. Started 2 tomato varieties and have tomato's growing already! I love garden fresh!

Jun 15, 2011 02:40 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

A fellow gardener - yay!  I have hostas that need to be divided - it may be a little late to plant now, though.  Let's do a swap in the fall or spring.

Jun 22, 2011 09:00 AM
Kathleen Chase
Sposato Realty Group - Killingly, CT
Realtor

That would be great Kathryn! I hope we remember! lol

Jun 22, 2011 12:42 PM