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.
Outsourcing. A dirty word to some business owners and a complete and total necessity to others. From payroll to digital marketing, chances are that both large and small businesses outsource at least some of their work to someone else. Outsourcing commercial landscape services is no exception. While some business owners may balk at the idea of hiring an outside company to do so, there are several benefits to outsourcing your various landscaping needs. Today we take a look at these benefits and why doing so may actually save your company money.
Reducing Landscaping Costs
Okay, we understand. Hiring a Central Florida landscaping company will require an upfront monetary investment. That's bad for your bottom line, right? As it turns out, doing so will actually save you money in the long run. Not only will you save money on payroll costs, there is no equipment to buy, (not to mention fuel and equipment storage as well). Additionally, you and your staff will have more time to devote to your business. Think of all the time you and your employees can save by avoiding having to do yard work around your company's building. This is time that you can devote directly to your business endeavors and as they say: time is money!
Professionally Outsourced Landscaping: Less Risk, More Reward
Whether we care to admit it or not, we all make mistakes. While most mistakes are harmless, some can be disastrous and even deadly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 58,000 people in the United States are injured by gardening tools each year. This number jumps to a whopping 91,000 injured by lawn mowers on a yearly basis. You can avoid the costs associated with or any other issues that may arise from injury by hiring a reputable landscaping company. Additionally, outsourcing your landscaping needs will also yield better results. As handy as you are with a mower and a trimmer, chances are that you or your employees will not come close to the quality that a professional landscaping company can provide. This will in turn make your business location look better and more attractive to potential customers and clients.
A Professional Landscaper Keeps Your Building Looking Good
Professional landscaping companies are focused on one thing and one thing only: making sure that your commercial space looks good. Whereas you and your team of employees have other tasks to focus on, a commercial landscaper does not. How many times have you said, "I'll get around to it later," when it comes to maintaining your commercial space? Outsourcing your landscaping needs can ensure a level of consistency with maintaining your yard space that you won't get if you do it yourself. Save yourself the headache and let a professional handle it.
If you are interested in outsourcing your commercial property's landscaping, give Aventura Nursery & Landscaping a call today at 352-799-3200. We will be happy to provide you with the best landscaping, sod, and yard maintenance services available. We even take care of trees and shrubs. We look forward to hearing from you!
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