Planning to put your property on the market and looking for a way to increase its value? Whether you own a townhouse, single-story, double-story, or a large apartment complex in the suburbs, one of the most important aspects of your real estate investment is its resale value. Before putting any property on the market, most people throw money into their interiors, such as plumbing, wiring, carpentry and painting. But what most property owners or investors do not realise is that one of their greatest assets is their backyard.
Add 20% to your property value
Many interesting real estate studies have revealed some astounding figures. Did you know that professional landscaping can increase the value of your commercial property and residential property by up to 20%? Just by having a beautiful front and back landscape can speed up the buying process by as much as six weeks, which is great news for sellers in a rush to sell their property. Research has also revealed that by installing a front or back patio for entertainment can easily raise the property value by another 12.4%. But there’s more… real estate research has also revealed that a property with curb appeal can add another 4.4%, while hedges around the property for privacy can add another 3.6%.
Professional landscaping ideas
As professional landscaping artists, we’ve been creating landscapes for over 15 years, so we know exactly what works and what doesn’t. Below we’ve given you some professional landscaping ideas that will not only add 20 Percent to your selling price but will also add style and functionality.
#1 Transplant fruit and nut trees
Investing in fruit and nut trees are probably one of the best investments you can make, as they are an enhancement that can add significant value. As we move into the era of self-sufficiency, buyers are steering towards a ‘Garden of Eden’ outdoor environment, where they can have the luxury of picking their own avocados, apples, oranges, apricots and nuts, right in their own backyard.
#2 Install an outdoor entertainment area
There are many professional landscaping ideas that will grab the attention of potential buyers, but none are as inviting as an outdoor entertainment area with a patio and deck. South Africans love to entertain at home, and you could even build a paved pathway leading to a gazebo with an outdoor braai area.
#3 Add curb appeal with a water feature
The front of the home is just as important as the back. As mentioned above, curb appeal can add significant value to any property and by installing a striking water feature in the front garden of the property will add polish, class and charm.
If you would like to get your front and back outdoor space ready for the market, then contact the team at EarthLinks Landscaping. We provide professional landscaping services to homes and businesses throughout the entire Johannesburg region.