Conversely, 90% of real estate agents say poor landscaping has a negative impact on home value. Ten percent say, on average, it decreases the value of the home by 30% or more, while 78% say it does by 10% or more.
Nearly three-quarters (74%) of real estate agents report that they have personally experienced a situation where a buyer refused to enter a home due to the landscaping. Furthermore, 72% say they’ve had a buyer decide to not make an offer because of poor landscaping.
“One of the most important aspects of landscaping when it comes to home value is curb appeal,“ says Realtor Carin Miller.
“When a buyer first pulls up to a property, their first impression will be heavily influenced by the appearance of the yard and landscaping. A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed hedges, and colorful flowers can all create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere that sets the tone for the rest of the viewing experience,” she continues.
Miller adds, “As a real estate agent, I can attest to the fact that landscaping can have a significant impact on the value of a home. A well-maintained yard and thoughtful landscaping design can make a home more attractive to potential buyers, increasing its perceived value and helping it stand out in a crowded market.”