Home prices are expected to flatten or dip this spring as a result of higher mortgage rates. Although it’s still a good time to be a seller, especially if you have a move-in ready home, you may have to step up your game to get the high price tag you initially had in mind.
In March, Trees.com surveyed 1,000 real estate agents to understand how landscaping and greenery can impact a home’s value and ability to sell.Key findings:
- 90% of real estate agents say great landscaping has a positive impact on home value; 30% say it can increase home value by 20% or more
- 90% say poor landscaping has a negative impact; 22% say it can decrease home value by 20% or more
- 3 in 4 real estate agents have had buyers refuse to enter home due to landscaping
- 9 in 10 say a home staged with plants will sell faster than an equivalent home that is not