Every homeowner wants to get the most money they can get for their property when it's time to sell. As a result, potential sellers are likely to spend tens if not hundreds of thousand dollars on various upgrades when preparing to put their house on the market. A question we often hear is: "Will landscaping increase my home's value?" The answer to this question is a resounding YES! As it turns out, spending a little extra on your home's yard can yield big results when selling. Today we take a look at why this is and what you can do to maximize profits with your landscaping.
You're probably very familiar with the phrase curb appeal. As it turns out, curb appeal is a very real phenomenon. First impressions are also important. It's a simple fact that one of the first things a potential buyer is going to see when they pull up to your house is your yard and the state it is in. Having quality landscaping on your property lets any potential buyer know that your house has been well cared for and well maintained. A well landscaped yard will add instant value to your home. Keeping it well maintained over the years will also pay off more than most interior upgrades will due to the fact that landscape designs will not go out of style in the same way a bathroom or kitchen remodel will. Spending a little bit on your yard now could bring big profits when selling.
How Much Are We Talking?
According to this article in the San Francisco Gate:
"A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home's original value. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home. There's more to landscaping than sticking some flowers and a couple shrubs in the ground, however. The number-one thing that buyers are looking for in landscaping is a manicured design. Close behind is plant size and maturity. A lesser factor, but one still worth considering, is the diversity of plant life within the landscaping design."
If there's one advantage to landscaping in Central Florida, it is certainly diversity of plant life!
A Plan of Action
Every project worth doing needs a plan. The number one mistake a homeowner can make is not having a comprehensive plan before beginning to upgrade their landscaping. An owner may decide to add a shrub here, a tree there, and maybe sod a few years later. The result is a yard that looks disorganized at best and, ugly at worst. Why not hire a professional landscape designer to do the job for you?
If you're ready to add serious value to your home by upgrading your existing landscaping, give Aventura Nursery & Landscaping a call at 352-799-3200. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you with designing a plan for your yard and putting that plan into action. We look forward to making your yard the absolute best that it can be.