Curb appeal – you’ve probably heard the term thrown around in the residential real estate world. Curb appeal refers to how attractive a house (or property, in this case) looks to potential buyers. It’s usually the first impression someone gets when they initially see a property. For residential real estate, the appeal of a house is something that’s very important when potential buyers are browsing, but does this concept apply to land? The answer is yes!
When putting a house up for sale, the owner will want to make sure exterior conditions of the house are in good shape. There are usually a lot of tasks that go into this process such as replacing old siding or adding a coat of fresh paint on window shutters. The same thing goes for adding curb appeal to land. While you probably won’t be doing much (if any) painting on a pasture or timber property, you’ll want to take care of some details such as overgrown grass or fallen trees that are rotting.
If you frequent your property and keep up with yearly or seasonal maintenance, you won’t necessarily have to worry about curb appeal come time to sell. But if you’re a landowner who lives far away or just hasn’t had a chance to bush hog recently, there are some to-do list items to get to.
Here are some things you can do to boost curb appeal on your property before selling:
- Make sure trails and paths are clear
- Mow overgrown pastures and fields
- Clean up large debris and brush piles
- Add or repair fences and/or gates
- Add food plots for wildlife
- Plant native grasses, wildflowers, trees and shrubs
- Fertilize weak or bare grass spots
These are just a few ideas that can help a property give a good first impression to prospective buyers. However, keep in mind that each property is different. While some of these tips could apply to one property, they might not apply to another.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what you can do to boost curb appeal and get your property sold quickly, reach out to your local land professional!
About the Author: National Land Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, plantation, timber and recreational land across the country. NLR currently represents land buyers and sellers in 20 states. To learn more, visit www.nationalland.com.