By Joe Mantkowski, ArtisTree Landscape Designer, LEED GA
A: Luckily, the Southwest Florida market is on a rebound, so your timing is perfect.
You’ll be happy to know that Realestate.com reports compelling numbers from the Florida Growers and Nursery Association:
- Landscaping can add up to 14 percent to the resale value of a property.
- Landscaping can reduce the time a home stays on the market by as much as six weeks.
- A five percent investment in landscaping can raise the value of a home by 15 percent – a net 150 percent return ROI.
The American Society of Landscape Architects suggests homeowners invest about 10 percent of the value of a property in well-designed, proper landscaping. Also, according to The Appraisal Institute, “If a landscaping change is positive, it can often enhance price and reduce a home’s time on the market, but if the change is negative, it can lower the price and lengthen the time a home remains for sale.” To improve your landscaping or for free estimates, contact ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance and Design.
So there you have it. Landscaping literally does pay off. Happy selling!
Contact Venice Shores Realty for more information about Venice Florida Real Estate at 941-488-6644 or visit VeniceShoresRealty.com