Thinking of Selling? How Much Can Your home Benefit from a fresh Landscape Makeover?

The first impression of a potential buyer is vital when it’s time to sell your home. A home with green grass, well-manicured trees, shrubs and lots of colorful flowers will increase the curb appeal of your home!

Former host of the award winning Victory Garden show, Bob Thomsen, states that quality landscaping on a home can increase the resale value of that property as much as 15 percent!  Thomsen noted that the economic value of landscaping is so great it has prompted numerous studies and tests.  The data has consistently shown that landscaping provides a home with a recovery rate of 100 to 200 percent.  No other home improvement project offers that high a rate of recovery.

Here are some comparisons:

  • Landscaping                    =      100-200% recovery rate
  • Kitchen Remodel            =      75-125% recovery rate
  • Bathroom Remodel                =      20-120% recovery rate
  • Swimming Pool              =      20-50% recovery rate

Also, consider interior remodeling can disrupt a home for weeks or months; you can be at ease knowing that landscaping is usually a less intrusive project. The work takes less time to complete, plus there is a better return on your investment.

If you in beautiful landscaping, an irrigation system will be the insurance plan to make sure that your investment thrives. Real estate appraisers judge a home’s landscape on its appearance, condition and maintenance. A professionally installed and maintained irrigation system can be an asset to the property, while a poorly designed and installed irrigation system can actually be a liability.

Living Expression Landscapes has been designing, installing, and maintaining beautiful, thriving landscapes and outdoor living spaces for our clients for many years.  Give us a cal today!