3 Tips for Increasing Property Value

Posted on by Urban Eden

The housing and property market seems to be holding strong still in the Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington areas. There are always plenty of ways to increase the value of your home, by making upgrades and improvements on or within the house, but many overlook their landscapes. Making improvements in your landscape can also help to increase your property’s value.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal refers to the impression that potential buyers may get upon first viewing your property. First impressions are the most important part of selling any home. Most home buyers decide if they like or dislike a property within the first few minutes of viewing it. Your home’s landscape will drastically affect their views, for better or for worse. Therefore, ensuring your home has a good amount of curb appeal will not only increase the likelihood that your home will sell, but that it will sell quickly, and for the price it deserves.

Plant Trees

Trees add value to your home. Adding trees to your landscape not only increases curb appeal it also invokes a sense of an eco-friendly yard. Trees convert carbon dioxide from the environment, replacing it with clean oxygen. Trees also supply ample shade, not only for those who would sit underneath it but also for your house itself. The more shade that trees supply your house, the less money that will be spent on cooling bills during the summer. Lastly, trees create a sense of natural privacy, which appeals to many homeowners, especially those living in closely grouped neighborhoods.

Increase Useable Living Space

Creating useable outdoor living space will also greatly attract potential home buyers. Building decks, walkways, and seating areas are a great way to achieve this goal. Covered areas that include firepits will also aid in drawing in potential buyers. Once buyers view your property and can begin picturing themselves utilizing the outdoor space, the first step to receiving an offer has already commenced; if they are able to see themselves using the space, then they are, however subconsciously, already interested in purchasing your home.

If your interested in selling your home, an initial cleanup will help get you on your way to creating the curb appeal that potential home buyers desire. If you’re already satisfied with your level of curb appeal, then maintenance of the landscape is always recommended. Urban Eden Landscaping would love to get your property looking its best. Call us today at (360)567-6399, contact us here, or simply fill out our FREE online estimate request form.

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