Landscape Adds Value … and sells
Speaking of return on investment, landscape sells. From personal and professional experience, if the house is average but the landscape is fabulous, the house will be a hot ticket on the market. A Clemson University study found landscaping can result in more than a 100% return on investment. The report concluded that “Homeowners wanting to increase the value of their property will do well to consider the cost-effective, return potential of quality landscaping, and to safeguard their investments by hiring licensed, professional landscape contractors to perform the work.”
Check this article from Landscape-America: http://www.landscape-america.com/landscapes/value.html
Kitchens pay, baths pay, fresh paint and new flooring pays but a fabulous landscape will knock the socks off the competition and get prospective buyers off their computers, out of their cars and into your home.
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