You have probably heard the term "curb appeal" before, but this term may be more important than you think when selling your home. For example, according to a 2013 survey by the National Association of Realtors, 71% of homebuyers cite "curb appeal" as an important factor when choosing a home. In fact, according to Margaret Woda, a Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton, Md, quality landscaping could pay a 215% return, while a remodeled kitchen may only fetch 68%.
According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, gardening and landscaping efforts pay off; curb appeal projects are rated among the most valuable home improvement projects. A pleasing exterior with well-groomed shrubbery can really make a home stand out.
So now that you know the numbers, what can you do to spruce up your property before selling your home? We at Hecht's Landscaping and Design would love to use our expertise to assist you in creating the most beautiful “curb appeal” possible. We’ve attached some reference below to help you decide what improvements may be in your best interest. We look forward to discussing how you can boost the value of your home through landscaping soon!