You’ve heard me say it before, but I’ll say it again, curb appeal is important when it comes to selling your Cactus Acres home. And the National Association of Realtors found in a 2013 survey that landscaping is a large part of that with buyers. If a potential buyer doesn’t like the way the front of your home looks, there’s a good chance they won’t go inside.

 

But if you're not wanting to spend a lot of money on landscaping for you Cactus Acres home for sale, you don’t have to. There are some ways to get the front of your house in tip-top shape without spending a lot of money.

 

Maintenance

The first inexpensive step you can take in making your Cactus Acres home for sale look curb appeal worthy is maintenance. Clean up your yard. Remove dead branches, dog droppings, weeds, and other debris. Maintaining your yard is something you need to do well in advance of selling your home. 

 

Make sure downspouts are clean and functional and drain pipes are operational. Make sure roots haven’t pushed up through patios, walkways, and fences. Fix any wobbly railings or lose steps. Also, remove overgrown shrubs near walkways. 

 

Plants

The goal of landscaping your Cactus Acres home for sale is to direct eyes to the front door. Flowers in pots near the front door is a nice time. Trees, bamboo, and other screening plants can be used to hide anything that looks unattractive such as garbage cans.

 

Landscaping features

Beyond the curb appeal in the front, think about sprucing up your backyard as well. Many people enjoy having a comfortable spot to hang out at in the back of the house. Decks or patios are a nice touch along with fire pits, outdoor kitchens, fountains, and lighting. The goal is to have potential home buyers to look at something more pleasing than a fence. Keep in mind, you probably won’t recoup your money on these items. But these features can help in the appraisal process.

 

When sprucing up your front or backyard in your Cactus Acres home for sale, don’t do anything too personal. Make sure any landscaping or additional feature have universal appeal. Even play equipment should be taken down because you don’t know if they next buyer will have kids. 

  

While there are many options where you can spend a lot of money on curb appeal, many don’t cost much at all. Remember, the goal is to get the potential buyer to look inside your house.