Landscaping really does make a difference - both positively and negatively.

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Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD

Landscaping really does make a difference - both positively and negatively.

 

Not only does a well-landscaped home have a higher perceived value than one with a plain lawn, but one with a minimal landscaping effort actually can detract from a home's value. Luckily, landscaping projects don't have to cost a lot and should be seriously considered by any homeowners planning to put their home on the market.

Here are a few tips to get you started on developing a landscaping plan:

  • Start by measuring your property and then sketching out a basic layout, including all of the areas where you would like to add landscaping and make improvements. Once that is done, you can add costs to each and see how much can reasonably be accomplished given your budget.
  • Be practical when deciding on your plan. While they might not sound glamorous, sensible improvements such as irrigation, fencing, lighting, equipment storage, privacy, and security can protect your property value far more than a formal garden with walls and water features.
  • Consider enlisting the help of a professional who can help you best allocate your landscaping dollars. Ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially those whose yards you admire

SOURCE: Weichert Insights

 

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Renae Bolton
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Landscaping is something I am determined to do something about this year for our house. Although we're not yet ready to sell, I feel that we need to do little things here and there to make it easier when we ARE ready to sell.  Great post, Barbara.

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