Here's the front of the a house I recently consulted on. This is the picture after the the sellers had it landscaped according to my recommendations. Notice the house looks bigger without the offending shrubs.
|Inside of a Boxwood that has surpassed its shelf life. (USDA)|
Look at Your Property Through Buyer's Eyes
These sellers have a very large lot. I walked the seller out to the edge of his property on the street side. "Try to look at your house objectively. Notice how the overgrown bushes and trees flanking the front door obstruct the front of your house? Now, imagine the front of your house without the overgrown shrubs and the trees cut back."
Mr. Seller had a "BINGO" moment! He was accustomed to seeing the dated landscaping. He said, "It would never have occurred to me to remove the shrubs!"
High-Five, Mr. Seller. Good work.