When it comes to buying a house, sometimes you need to work on the landscaping. For every house we sell, we always help fix up the landscaping. So if your yard is in rough shape, we will help you clear up brush, put in new grass, and plant gardens and trees etc. We do it all. Of course, we do include the landscaping price in the profit from the sale of the house, but I think it's a great added measure to help sell houses even faster. So I feel it's worth it.
I have sold homes with doing nothing to the land but I have also sold homes with doing something to the land. People are more inclined to pay closer to the asking price when the land looks nice. I like to use bushes and thick short trees to cover areas and then patch in cheap flowers. Since we get snow here, it makes it easy for me to keep up with and the yard looking nice.
I like to do this as well. When a homeowner doesn't seem interested in investing in this kind of thing, I show them how different a home could look from the street and why it adds "fake value" to the home.
I don't put too much focus on this. So long as the yard is presentable, I think it is find. A lot of people would rather start with a more bare/blank canvas especially if they are a younger couple.
I think it could be worth it if the seller is willing to put money into it. Not all of them are and they want to focus on only the necessities outside like the garage, driveway, and roof.
russ_rempel: I like to do this as well. When a homeowner doesn't seem interested in investing in this kind of thing, I show them how different a home could look from the street and why it adds "fake value" to the home.
@russ_rempel I consider it real value myself but I know what you are saying. It gives the illusion of the home being worth more than it is even though it doesn't impact the actual value of the home.