Ideally, you always pull up to your home, feeling proud, happy, and grateful as you take in the frontal view of your home, the walkway to the door and the front yard. On the other hand, you may be pulling into your driveway wondering why people really like garden gnomes as you gaze upon the hundreds that you inherited from the previous owner, or how desert landscape is even a thing as it only seems to further dull the aging neighborhood you were stunned at 20 years ago.
Our taste changes, as it tends to at times with the introduction of trends. This is why I highly encourage you to approach the topic of your front yard with your needs and wants, your realistic ones, not the ones where you would love to aspire to but know you won’t keep up after a week.
So needs and wants in yard. What are THOSE?!?!?! Just think about what you can’t live without, what are your non negotiables, which we will consider as needs. Your wants will be things you would like but can live without if they don’t manifest at the end of the day.
For example, my needs are not having very much yard work, not needing to water frequently, if at all, and environmentally friendly. My want is to have a thriving patch of greenery and flowers along both sides of the driveway.
You can be as broad or as specific as you want, just know each comes with dilemmas. I find flexibility is key and can facilitate the process of unearthing the yard of your needs.
However, if your yard is a work in progress of 6 months turning to 7 months soon (like mine) it can become an eyesore 6 months ago. Do not be discouraged. Life happens and it may be taking longer than usual due to other priorities that arise. I promise it will be worth it in the end. Keep On Trucking!
Author:Michelle Mojica Phone: 602-687-0617 Dated: February 25th 2019 Views: 325 About Michelle: ...
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"Michelle Mojica became our real estate agent in 2008, when she represented my husband and I as the buyers on our first "second home / vacation rental" purchase in Avondale, Arizona (in the Coldwater Creek development). Over 4 years I've come to know Michelle and found that she is very smart, patient, responsive, cheerful, professional, and an overall likable lady. We went back to Michelle, and her husband, Juan, when we were ready to sell the same Avondale house in 2012. Even though the real estate market had changed over the 4 years we owned it and we didn't know just how long it could take to sell it, Michelle amazed us with a record breaking one week escrow that opened on a Monday and closed on Friday, all in the same week! And, it was the hottest time of the year in Arizona and difficult for us to get away from our jobs to make the 5 hour drive from our primary residence in California, and Michelle and Juan flawlessly handled the transaction entirely by phone, fax and email. It was incredible how easy they made it for us as the sellers, as well as the buyers and their agent. It took Michelle's knowledge, all her contacts, and her professional mannerism, to get the job done. We can't say enough good things about our experiences with Michelle and her husband Juan. I would highly recommend either or both as a team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the greater Phoenix area. Nice and caring people!"