Real estate valuation might appear complicated and arbitrary to some consumers. They might wonder why an “exactly the same” house next door is listed at a higher price or why new marble countertops didn’t add more to their home’s value.
Landscaping can be a major contributor to a home’s value and could potentially influence an owner’s ability to sell the property. According to a National Association of Landscape Professionals survey, 84 percent of Americans agree that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision to buy the home.
Whether buying or selling, consumers are increasingly expressing an interest in green homes. However, this rapidly growing and changing field can cause confusion among homeowners — and real estate professionals, too — on what exactly green means and how to potentially get its maximum value during a purchase or sale.