How does landscaping raise the value of my home?
Sure, we've all heard it; "Curb Appeal!" The two magic words everyone talks about when they are considering selling their home.
It's easy to talk about, and sure it sounds good and everything, but what is curb appeal? Better yet, "What can it do for my home?"
It sure seems hard to believe a few plants in the front of the house could raise the value of my house by enough to really make a difference?
I'd really like to dig into this one, because I feel it's something which is easily misconstrued.
A picture's worth a thousand words!
This is another phrase you might be familiar with, and possibly you may have noticed the use of pictures assisting in the communication of one thing or another. Perhaps you've even looked at pictures of landscaping on Pinterest. Maybe you've noticed landscapes which seem to stick out more then others.
In the world of home buying, landscaping plays a key role in communicating one particular thing.
"YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THIS HOUSE!"
Just think, if you could put a giant sign out in front of your home before you sold it, which had those words on it, you might do it. But the sign would hardly be able to communicate a thousand words. This is why we use landscaping.
First impression anyone?
A great landscape design can provide a welcoming first impression of your home. Let's face it, when your shopping for a new home, sometimes it's like digging around for something you like. You sort of looking for something to catch your eye.
Just imagine for a second you are scrolling through an endless number of homes sent over to you by your Realtor. All of a sudden you stop! This house is different, the home seems to be dressed well, and somehow very appealing. Could this be the well designed landscape flattering the home?
More eyes equal more offers!
This is what leads us to where a great landscape design, one which flatters your home. A landscape design which sets your home apart from every other home listed in the area. This is the line drawn in the sand.
If you could get a hundred people to look at the inside of your home, it's possible you may get ten offers on it. It's also possible these offers would all be average, and some of them might be good.
Honestly, I know people selling their homes would love to get 10 people to stop and look at the inside of their home they are selling.
It this world of online shopping, landscaping your home can be the driving force in getting more eyes inside your home. This inevitably leads to more offers made on your home. And more offers leads to more competition for your home, which leads you to have more choices, and more chances to wait for the highest bidder.
What does this mean for you?
Hopefully you see how this can mean you could receive more money for your home.
All this information is only a small piece of what landscaping can do.
I really don't have time to go into what an overgrown landscape can do to lower the value of your home. But I'm sure you could use your imagination.
I hope this helps, feel free to comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts.