Money Does Grow on Trees!
“Statistics show an investment in landscape can increase the value of your home by as much as 15%.”
Landscaping is one of the best ways to immediately improve your home’s appearance without breaking the budget.
A well manicured yard tells a buyer before they set foot in the front door, “Pride of Ownership”, you’ve set the stage for the buyer’s first good impression. Landscape is an inclusive term meaning decks, trees, patio’s, fountains & pathways.
In recent years, homeowners spent over $37 billion caring for their property, up from $22 billion just 5 years ago, according to the National Gardening Association, consumers value a landscaped home more than one that is not.
The society of Real Estate Appraisers survey revealed that 95% of the appraisers responding to the survey, believe landscaping adds to the dollar value of residential real estate, while 99% of them said it enhanced the sales appeal.
Thankfully, resources for home landscape ideas are plentiful. If hiring a professional landscaper is cost prohibitive, visit your local nursery and glean information from them for ideas.
You can stand apart from every other house on your street with some smart landscape ideas. The first step is embracing the concept of a smartly landscaped home.
Consult with your Real Estate Agent – they work with buyers everyday and observe their clients reactions. Ask them about what buyers are saying, trends & styles. They’ll be happy to help.