When listing your home, it’s essential to consider how your property appears to potential buyers. Does your home and landscape showcase the investment and pride you’ve put into it? Imagine viewing your property from a buyer’s perspective – would you be enticed to purchase it in its current state? These are critical factors to consider if you hope to maximize your return on investment.
We firmly believe that a home and property must present themselves in the best possible light before being listed for sale. If you share this belief, we can assist you in achieving the desired outcome.
Here are a few questions to consider:
- Are the shrubs overgrown and unappealing?
- Are there any dead shrubs that need to be removed?
- Does tree trimming and thinning make sense to increase the property’s value?
- Do any tree limbs pose a hazard by hitting or growing over the house and need to be removed?
- Are there any thin or bare areas in the lawn that require repair?
- Are the gutters filled with leaves and debris, indicating ongoing maintenance issues to potential home buyers?
- Are there any broken or missing stones, blocks, or other hardscape features that need to be repaired?
- When was the last time new mulch was added?
- If you have an irrigation system, is it functioning correctly?
- Does your landscape lack color?
Addressing these concerns and others like them will help your property make a great impression on potential buyers.
Did you know that good landscaping can significantly increase the value of your home? According to landscape economist John Harris, it can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house and reduce its time on the market by 10% to 15%. However, achieving these results requires more than just weeding and cutting the grass.
Research by Alex X. Niemiera, a horticulturist at Virginia Tech, highlights the importance of a sophisticated design in landscaping, as it is the number one thing that buyers seek. Niemera’s research also found that a well-landscaped home had a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. On average, this advantage ranged from 5.5% to 12.7%, translating into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.
Would you like to add an extra $38,100 to the value of your home? Schedule a home-for-sale consultation with Karen and Tom Grosh of Grosh’s Lawn Service by email now at Tom@GroshsLawnService.com
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