By Paula Kroll
Jan 11, 2013
Q: How does landscaping add value to a property on the market?
A: Landscaping seriously impacts the market value of a property as well as the initial curb appeal.
It is the first thing that buyers see when they come to the home and it’s important to have an inviting and nicely maintained yard.
Overgrown trees or shrubs should be trimmed or removed and splashes of seasonal color with either annual or perennial flowers adds to the appeal of the grounds also.
Many buyers feel that a well-maintained exterior follows through inside the home, also, and buyers are more likely to pay a premium as a result.
In the past, I have represented buyers who would drive by the home to get a feel for it and if they did not like what they saw on the outside, they would not even consider visiting the inside.
In addition, I have had homes that needed a little TLC with the landscaping.
For a few hundred dollars, you can do a lot of great changes such as new plants, a thorough clean-up and some lovely potted plants.
— Paula Kroll Halstead Property, 203-329-8801, ext. 340