February 8th, 2017 4:49 PM by Christopher Lear
I recently read an article by an appraiser — with the bottom line being “a good landscape can add value to your home, and if you are planning on selling it can reduce the number of days the home is on the market.”
It’s called “curb appeal” and it’s the way your home makes a “first impression.” While landscaping usually refers to trees, shrubs and flowers, it also includes yard decorations, fire pits, patios, decks, ponds, swimming pools and outdoor lighting.
An Appraiser usually takes the following into consideration when determining the overall value of the home:
If you’d like to spruce up your landscaping, consider hiring a professional.
They will let you know which plants to replace, which ones to trim or the best ones to add. It’s a small price to pay to increase the value of your home.