A Worthwhile Investment
Did you know that enhancing your yard will enhance your sales price? That’s right. According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, landscaping is an investment worth making. Not only does a beautifully landscaped property increase enjoyment for you, but it holds value when it is time to sell. In fact, when asked which outdoor projects produce the most substantial financial payout at resale, Realtors ranked standard lawn care service at the top of the list. Surprisingly, standard lawn care service recovers 267% of the project cost at resale. Even basic landscape maintenance and tree care recover 100% of the cost at resale.
A Well-Kept Yard Gets Noticed
Percentages aside, I can speak from personal experience. When I list a home that has a nice yard, buyers notice. They respond. And, they buy! Pretty lighting, water features, manicured lawns, and attractive landscaping go a long way in evoking emotion. Buying is a highly emotional decision, so if you are thinking about selling, you may want to pour some time and investment into your yard. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you do want to enhance your property’s appeal. How? Basic tree and lawn care comes first. But, you may also want to consider installing a fire or water feature, lighting, or perhaps a pergola or a new wood deck.
Enjoy the Beauty of Landscaping
Even if you aren’t thinking of selling your home, enhancing your outdoor space will enhance your living experience. In fact, according to the same report, the projects that gave consumers the greatest desire to be at home included a new pool, statement landscaping, landscape upgrades, and a new patio. The beauty and aesthetics that come with a landscape/backyard upgrade provide homeowners with a stronger desire to be home and an increased sense of enjoyment.
So, whether you are thinking of selling or staying, consider enhancing your yard. You’ll get a return on your investment either way!