This post was kindly written for us by the folks over at BellHops Moving!
Are you getting ready to sell your property? Selling your real-estate requires a lot of hard work and planning. You’ll need to think about the things that need to be touched up before you go on the market, and how you can ramp up the asking price before the “for sale” sign goes on the lawn.
While you’re planning for sales success, remember to consider the importance of curb appeal when you’re showing your property. Surveys have shown that curb appeal can speed up a sale and deliver up to a 20% return on investment. Landscaping can even help with the sale of commercial properties.
So, what is it that makes curb appeal such an important part of entering the real estate market?
1. Landscaping Attracts Buyers to Your Property
When you’re selling, landscape installation can ensure that your property looks beautiful and inviting from the outside. Studies suggest that curb appeal makes a difference to about 71% of buyers when they’re choosing a long-term property, and landscaping is a huge part of what makes curb-appeal so successful.
Your landscaped beds, turf, and even driveways and parking lots are all important elements when it comes to making the right first impression on a potential buyer. If someone doesn’t like what it looks like from the outside, then they won’t bother to go inside.
2. Landscaping Adds Value to Your Property
A stunning, and appealing landscaping is a wonderful way to add value to the property you’re selling. A useful landscape with a deck and sitting area often appears like an extra room to a family searching for the perfect house or new apartment building. This means that you could effectively ask for more on the market and reap a bigger return on your investment.
Some professionals suggest that impeccable landscaping can pay an up to 215% return on home value, compared to only 68% ROI for a kitchen renovation.
3. It Helps You to Improve the Neighborhood
Keeping up with the Joneses is important if you want to make a quick sale. If the surrounding properties in your area all look stunning, with amazing landscaping and lawn, then it’s important to make sure that you match their effort.
The way that you add value to your home can be something simple, like cleaning up your landscaped beds and washing your house or building before the sale. On the other hand, if you really want to make a lasting impression, you could consider extra work like the installation of a new driveway, parking lot or even an outdoor patio where residents can sit on sunny evenings.
Remember to Think about the Environment
When you’re considering landscaping to improve your chances of a quick and successful sale, remember to think about how you can take advantage of the natural environment. For instance, if you’re trying to sell to a couple moving to Tennessee for the first time, then a shaded patio with seats in the common areas or backyard could be a great way for them to take advantage of the heat.
CityGreen Services is able to offer advice on how you can make the most of your outdoor space and help make selling your property a breeze. Please call or email us if your property is in need of any landscape enhancements, hardscape additions or bed clean ups. As always, we are glad to help!