What is a house? To many living in Victoria BC on Vancouver Island the answer is a place of shelter, a place of their own. That is very well true but, to how many people is a house a permanent residence? Most people these days do not keep homes for the long term and in this case a house becomes much more than a shelter, it becomes an investment. As a sane home owner you want to make the most money out of your investment when it comes time to moving. Many people end up worrying about keeping the interior looking great but is that really enough? In this article we will discuss why the exterior should be the means of focus and how gardening and landscaping services can be the difference between tens and thousands of dollars or more on your future sale.
Why landscaping is so important
The first impression is the last impression. If you were to walk into a business meeting wearing jeans and a t-shirt no one would take you serious, no matter how great your product, business, or presentation was. This is the same for a house. You could have the greatest interior imaginable full of all modern day amenities but if your exterior is bad who will want to come in and take a look? With proper landscaping services and gardening you add an extra flare to your house. Imagine a lawn with fresh grass, and a path to your doorstep that has a stunning brick design, flowers bursting with colour that would leave even the most social elite in awe. This will increase the desire to purchase and get people into your house, not a broken down driveway with dead branches overlaying brown grass that reeks of lack of care.
A well landscaped property increases value
You may think that your property can not become any higher in value as you live in an already expensive city and that your investment in landscaping services will go to waste. This is far from it as major cities are still finding real estate prices being competitive if the property is of value. For example in a major cities like Victoria, Vancouver we are seeing the rich still fighting over the best properties. In the case of one home owner in Victoria we talked to they had told us that their home was on the market originally for 1.2 million. At first no one was really looking to offer that sort of money, in fact someone offered $9000,000, below the 1.2 million the owner originally put in. At this point the home owner took his home off the market and began to strategize with their realtor about what to do next. They decided to look into landscape design. Over the next few months the buyer had done a major overhaul of the exterior of their home through a Victoria landscaping company adding such things as a landscape design including sprinklers, rock gardens, pathways flowers and shrubs, that transformed a dull front to a beautifully majestic and scenic look that flowed well with the surrounding city of Victoria. Once the home was put back on the market the home owner not only got $1.2 million but an extra 300,000 bringing the final sale price to 1.5 million, all thanks to investing into landscaping. Easily returning the money he put into landscaping. For any reader wondering the home owner we talked to used Acorn and Branch as their landscapers, they do everything from landscaping (and maintenance), gardening, to even irrigation.
If you are looking to make money back from your home than consider doing exterior work on it through landscaping services. The first impression will always be the last impression and just like our home owner who used Acorn and Branch for their landscaping Victoria, it does not matter if you are in an already expensive city, if your home is worth the money people will spend and compete for it. Be a smart home owner and look into a landscaper now!
Looking for more? Check out this article on landscaping ideas.