If you’re preparing to sell your home, don’t overlook one of the most important aspects of getting your home sold quickly and for top dollar; landscaping. While many are tirelessly working to get the inside of their home ready, many forget about what is often a buyer’s first impression, curb appeal. According to realtor.com, studies have shown that curb appeal can increase the value of a home by 4 to 5 percent. “Homes with poor curb appeal in neighborhoods with excellent landscaping sold for 8 to 10 percent less than the market rate.” One of the best things you can do for your home value is keeping the yard well-maintained. Make sure the grass is cut, edged and trimmed. Prune the bushes and be sure to freshen up the flower beds with new mulch. A well-maintained lawn will be eye-catching and draw more buyers to your property generating higher offers.