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Lawn care can mean selling a home faster and for more money

mowing the lawn

Taking care of a home’s landscape in the summer heat can be a daunting task for many homeowners. However, if you’re looking to sell your home in the summer months, maintaining or creating a beautiful lawn can mean selling a home faster and for more money.

The 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features by the National Association of REALTORS® analyzes the reasons why homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects and the value the finished projects bring to the homeowner.

mowing the lawnTaking care of a home’s lawn will bring the most bang for the buck at resale. Seeding lawn produces the largest financial windfall, recovering 417% of the project cost at resale, followed by implementing a standard lawn care program (303% of cost recovered) and finally updating landscaping with sod lawn (143% recovered).

If your lawn is looking a little lackluster and you’re about to put your house on the market, making that first impression from the curb will be a smart investment!


Source: NAR Newsline

Review NAR’s 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features for more information on the cost and value of various outdoor remodeling projects. Speak with a lawn care specialist in our area about the best way to care for grass or sod during the hottest months. Then let’s chat about the importance of curb appeal and a lawn’s impact on it during a home sale!