In residential real estate, a house is said to have curb appeal if it gives buyers a good impression from the outside.
Rough Transcript: In residential real estate, a house is said to have curb appeal if it gives buyers a good impression from the outside. So the exterior is clean (perhaps freshly painted), the lawn is manicured, the garden is neat, and the driveway is in good repair.
The question is, does this concept apply to raw land?
The answer is yes, if you want to attract the best buyers and maximize the sale price of your land, then there are certain things you can do to make sure your property shows well.
So, without further ado, here are a few tips to enhance the curb appeal of your land:
Tip #1. If the property is fenced, then think about replacing, repairing, and repainting broken and rotted boards.
Tip #2. If the property has a gate, then check to make sure the gate isn’t sagging and doesn’t drag along the ground when you try to open it. If you’ve never fixed a sagging gate before, this post at Dummies.com contains some useful pointers.
Tip #3. Hire an arborist to identify dead and unhealthy trees on the property, and to help with their removal, if necessary. The arborist can also help you identify the “prize specimens” that add value to the property and that you can highlight in your marketing materials.
Tip #4. Remove scrap metal and any other waste that may have accumulated over the years. Mow overgrown pastures, and make sure trails and paths are clear so prospective buyers can easily access the property.
Tip #5. Stake out property corners and boundaries to help prospective buyers understand the lay of the land.
If you’ve got land or rural property you’re thinking about selling, head over here to submit some basic information about your property, and I’ll be happy to prepare a comprehensive property evaluation and customized marketing plan.