landscaping Archive

That Small Backyard Can Still Be a Selling Point

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Don’t underestimate the power of a space based on its size. Sure, your listing may be size-challenged in the yard department, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a showpiece. “As building...
July 10, 2017

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K Budget

Submitted by HowMuch.net Maintaining and increasing your home’s value can pay off in major ways. Not only does helping your home hold value help it sell for its full amount, it can also help your home sell more quickly,...

Judge the Landscape Beyond Just Curb Appeal

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April 25, 2016

5 Ways to Upgrade a Landscape for Less Than $1,000

Submitted by HowMuch.net The landscaping is a major part of a home’s curb appeal. Depending on where you live, landscaping can also be a crucial part of helping to control wildlife, and reducing energy costs by providing things like...
April 4, 2016

You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos

Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, recommend making safety a priority...
June 16, 2014

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Traditional Patio by New York Photographers CM Glover   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Landscaping projects are being driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard problems, according to the Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey...
April 28, 2014

Make Sellers’ Landscaping Stand Out

Show sellers how to make it look like they’ve just paid a hefty sum to landscape their yard—But do it on the cheap and in only a few hours by introducing them to the joys of mulch. Email a...
March 7, 2014

The Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2014

Spaces by Dc Metro Home Builders National Association of Home Builders By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of...
March 3, 2014

What’s Hot With Outdoor Living Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine It’s not quite spring yet, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your listings’ outdoors–your buyers certainly will, even if they can only visualize it during the cold, wintery months. The...
February 6, 2012

Stage the Home for Online Curb Appeal, Too

By Stephanie Decker, Staged Marin Homes Curb Appeal in real estate terms used to mean how appealing your home is to potential buyers when they view the home’s exterior. It was the first time they were seeing your home,...
February 23, 2010