Beauty and the Bush: How a Beautiful Yard Impacts Your Home’s Value
A beautiful yard speaks for itself. The tranquility and expansion of living space brought by a pretty garden are awesome assets to any home, but they become all the more valuable if you are trying to sell your home. A nice yard not only brings potential buyers in, it makes them more likely to put down an offer – which in turn means more people will bid on your home and you can get a higher price.
Even if you aren’t planning to list your house quite yet, it’s still helpful to start thinking ahead about how to improve your home’s value, and cultivating a beautiful yard can help you do just that.
The Psychological Impact of Curb Appeal
“First impressions” isn’t just a phrase. Sometimes, no matter how nice your interior is, you’ll lose buyers if they aren’t greeted with a well-maintained garden. If you want to make that first impression count and increase the number of people willing to bid on your home, your yard counts.
Did you know that something as simple as greening up your lawn can have a 303% return on investment, according to the National Association of Realtors Research Department? That means whatever you pay to up your lawn’s loveliness factor will be returned to you three times over when it comes to your home’s value. Pretty neat, right?
Moreover, reports Houzz, quoting a study by RealEstate.com, return on investment for hardscaping projects can be as high as 150%. Not quite as high as the rewards for your lawn, but still impressive, especially if you complete several projects. Think fire pits and walkways, they suggest.
Forgotten Yard Attributes
If you really want to capitalize on curb appeal, don’t forget often-overlooked aspects such as the driveway, which should be pretty too. Also address issues such as poor drainage, unstable tree limbs, and other practicalities that can turn buyers off.
Luckily, achieving your landscape goals doesn’t mean you have to buy a cherry picker and get to work yourself. Premier Tree Solutions is a growing tree removal business based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in a variety of landscape services, and we can help.
We offer tree removal and trimming, pruning and storm cleanup, branch clearing and debris removal, and many other services needed to maintain a beautiful yard, substantially increase your curb appeal and inflate your home’s value. Give us a call today at 404-252-6448 or contact us here.