If you are thinking about selling your home anytime in the near future, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that you get the best price and so that your house sells quickly. The most important one and the one at the top of the list is to invest in some landscaping to improve the look of the home. That is why more than 90% of real estate agents tell their clients to install an outdoor kitchen or other landscaping design.
By hiring a landscaping design company to install one of several outdoor kitchens, and investing up to five percent of your home?s value on outdoor living, you can get a return on your investment up to 150%. In addition, outdoor kitchens and other landscaping added to either the front or back of your home helps to increase the property value over 10% and the house?s resale value can increase almost 15%.
In addition to the money you will get back from the sale of your home, having a landscaping design company do work on the outside of your home will also make it sell up to six weeks faster than if you did no work in the front or back yard. One reason for this quick return on investment is because more than 80% of Americans think having a yard is important and of those who have a yard, more than 90% believe that it is important for it to be well maintained. In addition, more than three-quarters of those who responded to the Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals said that spending time in their yards was important to them.
Furthermore, outdoor kitchens and landscape design are increasing in popularity. Americans spend over $7 billion in 2015 on creating and maintaining the outdoor entertainment areas of their homes. In addition, almost 70% of homeowners spent over $10,000 on outdoor projects, mostly (more than 60%) in the backyard. These improvements included paving, new flower beds, building or updating structures such as outdoor kitchens, or a complete overhaul of the current landscaping.
While improving the sale price and time that their home would sell in were important factors when choosing to hire a landscaping design company or doing the work themselves, the majority of homeowners, said that they invested in the outside of their home because they spend more than six hours a week in the green space of their yards, relaxing, gardening and entertaining. Therefore, their outdoor living spaces need to be properly designed for such activities.