How Landscaping Can Add Extra Value to Your Property
When you're preparing your property for sale or attracting new tenants, think about the journey they're going through when they come to visit your property. What catches their eye at first? That's right, it's the look of the property and the landscape it's surrounded by.
Being especially from the Sunshine State, we love the great outdoors as we get to spend quality time with family and loved ones outside most days of the year. Investing in landscaping of the property will add extra charm to it and make potential buyers or tenants fall in love with it. It is estimated that quality landscaping can add up to 28 per cent to your home's overall value. That's incredible news if you're looking to sell!
How much does it cost to landscape your garden?
The cost of landscaping fluctuates depending on the size of the property, its location, and features you're planning to incorporate. According to Open Agent, it is estimated that the cost of landscaping is five to ten per cent of the value of your home. For example, if your home is valued at $500,000, the landscaping work would be around $25,000 to $50,000, including all materials, planning, and professional work.
Should you DIY?
Even if you consider yourself a DIY connoisseur, depending on what you're planning to do with your garden, you might need help of a licenced professional to make sure you have all required permits, help with installing porches, patios and decks, getting any lighting and wiring done, putting in a pool or any water features. But if you opt to DIY, here's what you need to consider:
Assess the current condition of your land and whether it is the project you can take on, considering your skills. Have you done something like this before?
Inspiration and access to resources
Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration for anything, including ideas for landscaping. With places like Bunnings Warehouse or even Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree, you can find some gems for your garden.
All about the budget
Create a plan of what you're planning to get done to figure out your budget and what you can afford with it.
Whether you opt for professional help or do it on your own, quality landscaping can really boost the value of your property. Download our Instant Property Report to find out how your property is currently performing.