Can a messy, unkept home near your home hurt your home’s value and its marketability? Absolutely! I’ve seen it happen. I’ve had clients love a home that was on the market, but not purchase it because the backyard of the home next door was, well, a mess…overgrown shrubbery; a deflated, leaf-filled childrens’ pool; yard tools all over the yard; a broken-down swing set; falling-apart patio furniture; etc. Yes, messy neighbors can kill the value of your home. There are too many homes to choose from right now to expect a buyer to put up with messy neighbors! If you or someone you know is dealing with a messy-property problem, check out Liz Weston’s article for MSN Money, Neighbors hurt your home’s value?, for some suggestions on how to approach the problem and get it solved!
To maintaining your home’s value and marketability~ Rosemary, Atkinson-Thompson Group