Never judge a book by its cover. A house? Now that’s a different story.


The first impression people have of your house is its exterior. Whether we like it or not, buyers use the outside of your home to gauge the quality of the inside. That’s why today’s message is all about tackling curb appeal in a practical, inexpensive way. In addition to showing you numerous examples of homes with subpar curb appeal and homes with curb appeal that was drastically improved by simple landscaping, I’ll also show you an appraisal report to prove that landscaping adds value to your home.


Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to skip to topics that interest you most: 


1:00 — Visual examples of curb appeal: The good, the bad, and the ugly


2:00 — Examples of overgrown landscaping 


2:52 — How should your backyard look? 


3:55 — Why you don’t want to overdo your backyard 


4:20 — Simple, cost-effective ways to spruce up the backyard 


5:29 — Small landscaping investments that made a big difference 


6:27 — Does landscaping really add value to your property though? 


7:14 — Wrapping up today’s topic


Remember: Your home’s exterior could be the difference maker when a buyer weighs their options. They may say to themselves, “I love the kitchen in both of these houses, but this backyard is done already—that’s huge.” A well-landscaped yard means that buyers won’t have to spend time and money to make their new home feel complete. 


As always, if you have questions about this or any other real estate topic, please feel free to reach out to me via phone or email. I’d love to hear from you—especially if you own a landscaping company or are a homeowner looking for a reputable company to get some work done! I’m constantly looking for opportunities to pair great people with great service.