- Never, ever under-estimate the power of a FIRST IMPRESSION! It just takes a few seconds for a lasting positive or negative feeling to be generated.
- Did you know that the internet is used in about 90% of home searches and the front exterior is typically the first image viewers will see of your property? Having great curb appeal will help your house stand out from the others.
- CLEAN AND TIDY should go with out saying, right?
Clean windows, siding, driveways, remove oil stains, tidy the lawn and garden, remove clutter.
- Priority: fix or replace anything broken or tired looking such as window screens, downspouts and even the doorbell.
- HARDSCAPES such as driveways and walkways should be clean, weed free and in good repair. On the 'wet coast' snow is rare, but entry ways should be ice free.
If your property looks sad and neglected, how will it inspire or attract a purchaser? Okay, people like me rub their hands in glee because they can see the potential and the end result. But if you can put some effort into the exterior it will give you one of the best returns on investment (ROI). And, regardless of the time of year, these simple tips will help you improve your home's Curb Appeal:
What a busy season! I conducted almost 30 Landscape Consults on behalf of Art's Nursery in Port Kells (Surrey)! Projects ranged from clients requiring landscape design for new properties under construction to renovation ideas for established gardens. It was great to meet so many homeowners who wanted to know what plants they had growing in their garden to what would grow best in their yards. Listening to what the homeowner desired for their yard and then supplying sketches and plant lists got them off to a good start for their projects.
This weekend is Art's Nursery Fall Fair and I will be helping host the Garden Services information table. Maybe I will see you there!
Way back in February I had an epiphany! My landscape design business Terra Verde had morphed into colour, redesign and staging with a unique focus on curb appeal. So with the help and feedback of the ladies at the Women's Enterprise Mentor Group in North Vancouver, I made a change to my business name, website and even my phone number (...it had to have a number 3 in it don't you know!).
I think the name TRIO sums up my services very well and I am excited to formally announce this change in my first blog of my new website. Okay so it is June already, but the spring as been busy with colour, landscape and staging!