We all know first impressions are huge and your landscaping is an extremely important piece of the curb appeal you want your home to have if you are thinking of selling. A properly planned landscape can help your home stand out from others on the market and can also give you a decent return on your investment.

The following statistics from RealEstate.com help make the case for a little landscaping:

  • Raises the property value as much as 12%.
  • Increases your resale value 14%.
  • Spending as little as 5% of your home’s value on landscaping may get an ROI (return on investment) of as much as 150%.
  • Decreases the amount of time your home is on the market – sometimes by as much as six weeks.

Don’t jump into a major landscape renovation in order to flip your house quickly, but rather think about a long term plan for your property that you will enjoy over time and one that will add value to your home when and if you decide to sell. Consider not only plants, but also other elements like outside lighting, walls, patios, walkways, fire pits, water features and fencing

Great landscaping is a smart investment.

Great landscaping is a smart investment.

Of course we would tell you that landscaping is a good investment, but we believe a well designed outdoor space offers enjoyment for your family and a solid monetary return as well. Winter is a great time to daydream about your home here in the Lakes Region and come up with a list of things you would like to change or add to your landscape environment. Hiring an experienced team of professionals to help you plan, install and maintain your Lakes Region landscape is definitely a worthwhile investment.

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