Advice on Curb Appeal

Take a look at this Before and After photo.  Which one looks most like your yard?  Now that we're sharing, I'll tell you that I'm afraid my yard looks more like the Before picture than the After (minus the clothes line). 

Not really.  My yard isn't that bad.  It does have some perennials, but my yard is certainly not living up to its full potential.  Yes, I know that cleaning things up and creating some outdoor living space would make all the difference in the world but that can be a daunting task for someone like me.  I'm a pro at interior decorating, but I feel a little lost outside.  I know what looks good and what doesn't, but struggle with knowing how to achieve the look I want or what type of plants to put where, and what time of hear to plant them.

That's where the professionals come in!  According to Landscape Designer and HGTV Host Carson Arthur, as long as people spend no more than 7% of their house value on landscaping, they will see the return.  Century 21 Canada is sponsoring an event and the prize is a full day of landscaping with Carson Arthur.  Check out this video:

I believe Carson offers some great advice, but the key is to know your home's value.  I can certainly help you with that. Just give me a shout @ 519.580.3505 to arrange a meeting to determine my opinion of your house value.  You don't have to be in the market to sell now.  Even if you are wanting to add some value to your home to enjoy while you're there and then profit from later whenever you do decide to sell, it's smart to find out the current market value before you start the project.

Naturally, everyone would want to win a session with a pro like Carson, but there's only one grand prize winner and I have a feeling he is fully booked up otherwise.  If you are a local in Kitchener-Waterloo, I highly recommend the folks at York Nursery at the Highland Road traffic circle.  Let Gary know I sent you!

Hope to see you out at one of our Open Houses the 1st weekend of May (stay tuned for further details), and the best of luck on winning this amazing prize!!

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Julie D. Martin

Julie D. Martin

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CENTURY 21 Home Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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