When the time comes to sell your Spring or Woodlands home, you might have months to plan or years to plan. In the meantime, every dollar you spend on home renovations will be carefully considered for its value in the home selling process.
There are two distinct ways a renovation project should be valued.
1. Does it appeal to buyers? (Shorten your sale time.)
2. Does it add value for resale? (Increase your sale price.)
If you only have the time and budget to tackle one or two projects before listing your home, make sure you choose a project that ticks both boxes.
You guessed it, landscape lighting does!
In the National Association of Realtors 2018 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, landscape lighting came in at #7 out of 13, on BOTH lists.
HOW DOES LANDSCAPE LIGHTING INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY HOME?
Whenever you make your home more beautiful, it is a value add. Landscape lighting, at first sight, increases your curb appeal. The first thing a buyer sees as they approach your house is your landscape and the lighting that accentuates it.
Landscape lighting increases safety and security. One of the most intimidating factors for a home buyer is choosing a safe neighborhood for their family. With outdoor lighting providing security from the onset, they can feel instantly secure in their decision.
National Association of Realtors estimates you’ll recover about 50% of the cost of installing a new landscape lighting system.
HOW DOES LANDSCAPE LIGHTING APPEAL TO HOME BUYERS FOR A FASTER SALE?
HGTV suggests landscape lighting in Maximum Value Landscaping Projects noting that “Outdoor lighting is like jewelry for your home’s exterior.”
Bobvila.com reiterates the point, saying, “Outdoor lighting deters burglars and creates a magical ambiance in your yard.”
The bottom line is, a well-designed landscape lighting system boosts your curb appeal, which is the very first impression your home makes on a potential buyer. Combined with the biggest names in home remodeling recommending it, adding landscape lighting is a great way to prepare your home for selling.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING UPDATES BEFORE SELLING
Often, homeowners have landscape lighting installed and then forget about. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of West Houston and The Woodlands today to schedule service, maintenance or an update to your system before listing it for sale. A refresh might be all it needs to wow prospective home buyers.
Whether you’re making early preparations for selling your home, or you’re in the thick of the final touches, call us at (281) 336-8993 today to schedule your landscape lighting design demonstration. We look forward to working with you!