When it comes to your home, the peace and serenity of a lush, healthy lawn with bright flowers is key to reducing stress and improving your outlook. And if your house is on the market, a well-designed, well-maintained landscaping can increase the value of your property substantially. It will lead to more interested buyers and result in a better asking price.
In one survey, 94% of top agents agreed that better curb appeal will equal more money for you at closing. The good news is that there are some very simple things you can do to improve the look of your property without breaking the bank. The survey estimated that simple things like regular lawn care, mowing, fertilizing, and weed control can result in a 250% return on the investment at the time of sale.
Real estate and landscaping experts agree that the way your home appears on the outside increases buyer confidence and anticipation for what’s inside. The design experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping know exactly how to make your home look as good as possible while staying well within your budget. Contact us to see how we can help increase your home’s value!
The biggest question most homeowners have is where to start, what projects should you take on first? When designing landscaping, there are many things you can do that will not only increase the value of your home but also create a space that gives you pleasure and suits your needs.
What are some landscaping costs versus value?
There is a lot of research on the varying return on investment (ROI) for landscaping. Some projects are better than others, but one variable remains consistent – no matter what you do, professional and well-maintained landscaping will add significant value to your home.
In fact, over 75% of top real estate agents say that a home with great landscaping will be worth up to 10% more than homes without landscaping. Think of that – doing a few simple things can add 10% to the sale price when you sell your home! Buyers attach more value to your home when they see better landscaping because it is a signal that you have taken great care of your property.
So if you are thinking of selling your home, you’ll definitely want to get your yard into shape.
Can I get great curb appeal even on a tight budget?
Absolutely! There are very simple things that you can do for a small amount of money that has some of the biggest impacts.
First, make sure that your grass is cut and the edges are straight and clean. If you have a mower and edger, this is easy to do yourself. It’s also less expensive than you think to have a professional lawn care service maintain your yard. Hidden Creek Landscaping has a great service that will keep your yard in immaculate shape year-round.
One thing to watch out for – be sure you don’t cut your grass too often or too short, or you may end up with brown patches. Experts recommend that you never cut off more than one-third of the grass blade length with each mowing.
Another quick and easy thing you can do is apply fresh mulch. Fresh mulch makes your yard look clean, and is a very inexpensive project. You can also make your yard attractive by planting flowers in groupings to highlight the best parts of your yard. Even if you use potted plants instead of planting in the ground, bright, colorful flowers will make your house pop, attracting more interested buyers.
Should I consider more expensive landscaping projects?
What you spend on landscaping is entirely dependent on your budget, but there are some projects that may be worth the cost, returning hundreds of times more than your investment.
For instance, you may consider installing hardscaping like pathways, patios, or retaining walls that are not only beautiful and functional but also make the landscaping appear more permanent and easy to maintain. Buyers love to find a yard that is a perfect backyard oasis that doesn’t look hard to keep up.
Other things like pergolas and backyard kitchens will significantly increase the value of your home, but you’ll want to check with a design expert from Hidden Creek Landscaping to see what options make the most sense given your budget and sales timelines.
How do I get started increasing my home’s resale value?
That’s the easy part! Just give us a call. Hidden Creek Landscaping has long been helping homeowners like you increase the value of their home without breaking the budget. Even if you aren’t looking to sell right away, why not create a backyard oasis that you can enjoy while at the same time increasing your property value?
There is nothing better than having a yard you can relax in, and there certainly isn’t anything better than finding an easy way to make more money when you sell your home!