Does a Beautiful Landscape Really Add to Property Value?
Many landscaping businesses market that a beautiful landscape will increase your property’s value; however, is this really true? Not only is the landscape of your home or business aesthetically pleasing, but you are, in fact, also instantly adding value to your home or property just by having a well-kept landscape. While there is not an exact number on how much of a return on investment you will see if you invest in your landscape, we can speak from experience and other home sellers experience. Investing in a landscape increases your curb appeal and you have the potential to have an estimated 5 to 20 percent increase in your property value. However, to ensure that you will receive a return on investment and add property value to your home, you should maximize the potential of your landscape by hiring a professional like our Naperville landscapers at Ware Landscaping.
Many property owners may fear that they will not have a return on investment if they invest in a skilled landscaper to landscape their property; however, in an interview with the Washington Post, John Gidding, the host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” gives details of how he has personally seen the return on investments of landscapes that he has improved. He insists that an investment in landscaping can elicit a 150 percent return on investment but he thinks this is a conservative number. He goes on to state, “On a ‘Curb Appeal’ project, I put in $20,000 and the sellers got $200,000 more than they had paid for the house just a year prior. The return was astonishing.” However, if you do not have a lot of money to invest in landscaping, any bit of landscaping can help.
A tidy, well-trimmed yard, flowers, shrubs, and trees can go a long way in contributing to your new beautiful landscape. While landscaping sounds like a job you can do at home by yourself, landscaping requires professional help if you really want to maximize the potential of your property value. Our landscaping services include landscape design, landscape maintenance and renovation, and organic lawn care because we believe that you should have a beautiful and professional designed landscape that is healthy and safe.
If you are looking to sell your property in the near future, an investment in landscaping will not only attract more people to view your property but also potentially lead to a quicker final sale. Potential home and property owners are often first drawn to a beautiful landscape. If a home has an ugly or untidy landscape, then you are not as likely to have a good amount of potential buyers view your property. Hiring professional landscapers to take care of your landscape is a step in the right direction. At Ware Landscaping & Snow Removal, we believe in maximizing the potential of your landscape and our skilled landscapers have over a decade of experience in landscaping.