Curb Appeal - Yes, Plant the Grass!

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Real Estate Agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley NYS DRE #40BO1055114

The Importance of Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

Drive up to any home and what you see first leaves a lasting impression. Online, the photos to advertise usually start with the outside and work their way inside to show off the features. Photos of similar homes help to sell a property, but nothing sells better than the actual home itself. Builders looking for advice on choices of details when they are building will consult me about floor plans, tile choices and more. The question of what entices a buyer is something am frequently asked. I tell them curb appeal matters. So when a house is finished and without a lawn and a builder asks "will the lawn actually matter?" I say yes. Oh the green grass is so much better. It doesn't get more obvious than this. While the leaves are falling down on the grass the house looks like a home. 

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Knowing how to make the most of what you have when marketing a home for sale is why consulting with a real estate professional matters. Sometimes the obvious is forgotten. I work in the field every day and see what matters to buyers. Important features can sometimes be missed. 


If you are selling a home that is any age, it is important to get it ready from the outside in. Take the time, spend a few dollars and make her look her best. Top dollar and faster sales are the end results. If you would like a consultation on your home, please contact me.  Listing your home is just part of selling it. Helping you get it ready for sale is part of what is involved to make it happen.  Curb appeal is so important. It says welcome to buyers, and that they have come "home".

published by: your real estate expert Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley as a community service in Newburgh NY. To receive more real estate information please subscribe to this blog. Looking to buy a new home? Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+.

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Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
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I couldnt agree more. I was viewing some homes online and noticed ZERO landscaping done, not even grass, and moved on to the next one

Nov 05, 2014 11:41 AM #1
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Janis - Great advice to make the most of a homes' curb appeal!  Loved the before and after lawn photos - it really gets the message across to any seller!

Nov 05, 2014 11:41 AM #2
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

WOW what a difference a lawn makes, thanks for the before and after pics.

Nov 05, 2014 11:44 AM #3
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

David Shamansky I would imagine different parts of the country need different landscaping to look finished. Builders here have to grade the property, put down seed and hay before a closing anyway. I say unless it is the wrong time of the season, plant the lawn and let it get started. It looks so much better!

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com Curb appeal is huge. People definitely notice! 

Nov 05, 2014 11:46 AM #4
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I wrote the post after visiting the home this week. I was there to update the finished home photos, and the grass was amazing. Looks great!! Thanks Sybil Campbell glad you enjoyed the photos

Nov 05, 2014 11:47 AM #5
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
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That green grass does make all the difference Janis. The builder is wise to listen to you! I bet you'll be adding a SOLD sign soon.

Nov 05, 2014 12:09 PM #6
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Janis,  what a wonderful bit of information with a great message of useful tips to learn by.

Nov 05, 2014 01:11 PM #7
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Janis Borgueta

Certainly made a big difference! With the grass and the trees changing colors, you should get some great pictures!

Have a happy day -Lynn

Nov 05, 2014 04:49 PM #8
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Oh yes, what a difference indeed.  Grass is so important and does make a house look like a home.

Nov 05, 2014 06:32 PM #9
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Andrea Bedard when I took the first set of photos and put them on the mls I cropped out the brown front lawn, but I was never happy with them. Now they look oh so much nicer!

Winston- thanks so much, glad you found it useful

Lynn- yes the new photos on the mls should be most helpful

Debbie Gartner it is a combination of a bunch of things when selling a home, every little bit helps and green grass in this area does make a huge difference.

Nov 05, 2014 08:26 PM #10
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Janis, such great advice, and curb appeal is so important.   This is the first photo they see, and could pass over a beautiful home with mediocre curb appeal. 

Nov 06, 2014 03:01 AM #11
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Janis Borgueta you are so right about how landscaping really helps to make a house more attractive. 

Nov 06, 2014 12:07 PM #12
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

While new construction doesn't always have the luxury of green grass for the photos, when we can get it in, it makes a big difference Joan Cox 

Wayne Johnson it absolutely does!

Nov 06, 2014 08:33 PM #13
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, KW Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Lead Associate Broker

Yes! The pictures really say it all. I can just imagine showing the first picture and hearing the buyers complain about the patch of dirt. 

Nov 07, 2014 01:07 AM #14
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