Real Estate Agents
If you live and work in the Denver area, it should come as no surprise that the housing market is booming. And if you’re a realtor striving to make every property you work on as appealing as possible, you don’t want to overlook plants’ ability to help a home sell faster.
Along with making homes sell faster, using plants and professional landscaping to stage a home can also assist in securing the best possible sales price. In fact, according to Home & Garden Television, a home’s value can increase by as much as 10 percent when exterior landscaping and interior plants are placed appropriately to accent a property’s strongest and most unique selling points.
Of course, if you regularly use a professional home stager, you might think you’ve got this aspect of property preparation covered. But even home stagers can’t supply you with the type of plantscaping expertise that a professional plant technician can.
After more than 40 years of creating award-winning exterior and interior spaces for Colorado’s residential and commercial spaces, we thought it would be helpful to share some tips on how to do this right.
Ways Real Estate Agents Can Use Plants to Stage a Home for Sale
The positive impact plants and landscaping can have on a home for sale is undeniable. Since home buyers form an opinion about a property in mere seconds, getting the right selection and mix of plants, flowers and trees to accent any house requires careful thought and planning.
Here are some helpful ways to get the most out of decorative plants and greenery to complement a property:
- Prioritize Landscaping: From laying down fresh mulch to pruning back trees and shrubs, you should never overlook the importance of giving the property’s green exterior a bit of TLC. Unfortunately, most homeowners and many realtors concentrate on the physical look of the house while all too often forgetting about the landscaping. Since curb appeal begins with the walkway that takes potential home buyers form the curb to the house, the condition of your property’s landscaping matters a great deal.
- Work With a Professional: It’s not uncommon to see homeowners or even home stagers who have a type of flower they overuse. Similarly, many people select beautiful plants but don’t know how to place them to complement their homes. However, having too many vases with the same flowers or setting a tall plant in a room with a low ceiling doesn’t do the property you’re trying sell any good. For the best access to healthy plants that coordinate perfectly with the shape and style of spaces you intend to show to potential buyers, nothing compares to working with a professional plantscaper.
- Use Plants to Create Pleasant Spaces: From arranging the right potted plants in patio areas to using blooming plants in open living spaces, the proper use of plants in home staging is essential. Well cared for plants also help reduce anxiety and stress, making buyers feel more relaxed as they consider the property and imagine themselves living there.