Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Friday, September 5, 2008, 12:11 AM
Good landscaping can increase your home’s value by 5% to 11%
“Most lawns should be cut between 2 1/2 and three inches high,” says John Stier, professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin’s turfgrass extension program and playing-field consultant for stadiums in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.
It’s essentially like decorating the interior of a house. Sellers should present a home in a neutral manner so the buyer can envision moving in.
The marketability may be enhanced because the property has an edge over competing listings. This may translate into shorter marketing times, a higher price or both.