Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Landscaping = Increased Resale Value

Photo Credit: Kenny Lawn Service

I was recently flipping through the most recent issue of Better Homes and Garden magazine when I came across a little blurb ... "14% - that's how much good landscaping can increase the resale value of a home. Improving curb appeal may speed up the sale by as much as six weeks". Source: Associated Landscape Contractors of America

Preparing your home for the market means more than touching up paint, cutting the lawn, and keeping the beds made. Create a game plan prior to putting the home on the market and include some landscaping! In the photo above, they painted the exterior of the home, added black shutters and did some great landscaping. What a difference! It went from "ran down shack" to "adorable cottage." Do you think that will increase the number of showings, offers and the sales price too? You bet! If you're not able to take on a full landscaping renovation, put down some fresh pinestraw/mulch in the front beds, trim bushes, plant a few flowers, etc. A little goes a long way!

Photo Credit: Professional Ground Covers, Inc.

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