The “Honey Do” List for Fall is Here!

Fall has officially arrived, and now is the time to tuck in your landscaping and prepare your home for the cooler weather ahead.  I have never really made a study of how to take care of the “green things” that live outside my house.  That job is delegated to someone else in my household.  However, I do believe that it is important to know what should be done this time of year, even if you hire someone else to do it for you.

Good landscaping adds value to your home (maybe as high as 10-15% according to some industry estimates).  And as a realtor, I have seen many a buyer pull up to the curb of the seller’s home and just keeping driving- ruling out the house without ever going inside!  When you are selling, curb appeal means a faster sale and more money in your pocket!

Here are some very good articles that will give you some tips on how to take care of things outside so that you can protect the value of your home!  

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<p style=”letter-spacing:normal!important;font-family:Arial,sans-serif!important;margin:0;float:left;width:373px;”>Don’t let badly designed or maintained landscaping wreck your home’s curb appeal. Here are pitfalls to avoid. <a target=”_blank” style=”color:#16a8d3!important; text-decoration:none!important;” href=”http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/landscaping-gardening/landscaping-mistakes-wreck-curb-appeal/”>Read</a></p>
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 When you are ready to sell your home, give me a call!   I can give you a more personalized curb appeal plan for your home, so that we can get it sold quickly!

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