Gettin' Real: A Real Estate BlogGettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

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Gettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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The Landscaping Buyers Are Looking For

The landscape of your new home has a lot to offer. It can create a gorgeous frame for your front door, help you create a gorgeous garden where you can spend your time, or even create contrast for your home. If you are selling your waterfront home, you might want to know what kind of landscaping buyers are looking for. Changing the landscape of your home can influence the curb appeal of your home.

These are some of the ways you can encourage buyers to consider your waterfront home when they search listings for waterfront homes for sale.

Add Some Privacy

The privacy of your yard may be more important to you than you think. You can use landscaping to create a more secluded area for yourself. Planting trees and large shrubs provide a great way to make your yard homier.

If your home shares an open yard with other waterfront homes, the privacy provided by shrubbery is even more important. People want to know that they can relax at their home with a gorgeous view, not be on display while they overlook the water.

Understand the Maintenance That Comes With the Seasons

If your potential buyers have never lived in a house before or had to maintain a yard, they might not realize that landscaping needs differ from season to season. For instance, in the fall you need to weed and mulch, but in the winter you should trim your trees and shrubs. In spring, you should fertilize plants, and the summer you need to focus on watering.

Fort his reason, you might want to consider changing the landscaping so that it is low maintenance throughout the seasons. You might want to provide buyers with a yard that is easy to take care of no matter what time of year it is.

Add Waterfront Vibes

The house is already on the waterfront, so think about how you can capitalize on this fact with your landscaping. For example, you might do everything possible to make the waterfront the showpiece of the yard. Make sure everything brings the buyer's eyes to the water by creating pathways or a patio.

Talk to a Real Estate Professional

Finally, make sure you speak with a real estate professional who can guide you through some additional steps you can take to make your waterfront property even more desirable. When it comes to buying a home on the water, landscaping is very important.