Curb Appeal: The ROI on Outdoor Projects (Updated)

Dated: 11/06/2018

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Curb Appeal: The ROI on Outdoor Projects (Updated)

Originally Posted on June 4, 2018

NOTE: I originally blogged about this topic in July 2017. However, the National Association of Landscape Professionals – in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® – just released (May 23rd) the results of its latest survey on the curb appeal and ROI of residential outdoor features.

As you know, curb appeal plays a significant role in tackling any outdoor project, and among REALTORS®, 94% have suggested that sellers improve their curb appeal before listing a home for sale, and nearly all agree that curb appeal is important in attracting buyers. When it comes to your outdoor living areas, have you ever wondered what kind of projects add the most value, giving you the best “bang for your buck”?

The most recent survey results rank the top outdoor features, broken down into two “buckets”: REALTOR® rank of projects’ appeal to buyers,a REALTOR® rank of which projects would likely add the most value to homes for resale.

The survey results also defined each project’s potential return on investment (ROI).

I'd be happy to help you determine which landscape project(s) will likely bring the most “bang for your buck” based on your local market and your neighborhood trends. Seeing and touring so many different homes in different neighborhoods across the Austin area gives me a great perspective on what’s “in” or not, so contact me with any questions.

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Melissa Van Leeuwen

Though I was born and raised in Panama, I've lived in Texas since 2002 - spending seven years in the DFW area before moving....

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