Landscaping Increases Value of Your Home

28 Apr Landscaping Increases Value of Your Home

Are you selling your home in the near future? Sellers often overlook the importance of a home’s curb appeal. Too often they are busy fixing up the inside that they forget to stage the outside. After all, that is the home buyer’s first impression. You want it to be a good one.
Research shows that in 2103, only 49% of home sellers realized that landscape improvements could help bring about a quick sale at a good return on their investment. 71% of home buyers feel that curb appeal is very important. If they don’t like the way a property looks from the front, they often don’t want to go inside.

A landscaping investment could potentially increase the value of your home by 12-20%. Spending as little as 5% of your home’s value on landscaping may get a return of as much as 150-200% of the amount you invested. These figures rival the return on a new kitchen or bathroom!

Most people today look at the outside as an extension to their home’s living space. There is a desire to spend more free time together outdoors. Making the outdoors inviting, with patios, beautiful gardens, etc. will not only be a joy while living in a home but will be a real asset when it’s time to sell.

The biggest mistake that homeowners make is a piecemeal approach to their landscaping. Projects are done here and there without an overall, cohesive plan. Everything doesn’t have to be done at once but a great overall design of your yard actually saves you from the pitfalls of a hodgepodge look that can give property a disorganized feel.

If you’re thinking of selling in the short term, call us to stage the exterior of your home. Whether it’s removing overgrown plants, replacing dead shrubs, taking out items obscuring windows, updating walkways or front stoops, Truesdale Landscaping can help.

Updating or adding to existing landscapes can make all the difference so call us today – 908-834-2675.