No matter the reason for moving, selling a home is no small task. Whether you are in the market to sell your home right now or not, there are more factors to consider than the average person may think. These factors can make the experience quick and easy, or long and expensive. Most importantly, each of these factors can play a serious role in calculating a home’s property value.
When creating their “to-do” list in the selling process of a home, homeowners sometimes forget the external aspects of the house like landscaping and maintenance. However, landscaping often adds to the first impression of a home’s appearance when it is on the market. In addition to the aesthetic of the home, landscaping can be viewed as an additional expense. If the tree is getting into the size/age where it could pose a danger to the structural integrity of the home it could hurt the property value and be seen as an unwanted expense by potential buyers.
Trees can make or break a property value. It is important to know what your home is worth before taking it to market. In this article, we will review when it is important to consider tree services when preparing your home to be sold.
Landscaping that is done properly for your home can significantly increase its value. A clean, well-maintained yard adds to the visual appeal of a home. But aside from the curb appeal that great landscaping offers, it can also offer a functional value. For example, If you have native trees in your yard, they can help increase your property’s value. Native trees often require less maintenance and are helpful to their ecosystem, since they are in their natural habitat. Depending on the buyer, certain trees can add so much character and beauty to a home and can help increase the property value.
One of the most important things a tree can provide is protection. That protection can come in different forms. Depending on the buyer, each of these factors can affect the property value of your home.
While understanding how trees can help your property value, it is essential to recognize how they can hurt it. Property values can go down for a number of variables. Trees are naturally major focal points for the appearance of a house. Trees can add to the safety and aesthetics of your house, however, they can take that away just as easily. If not properly maintained, a tree can leave your home vulnerable to dangerous or damaging situations.
Just as easily as a tree can provide protection, it can be a liability. A professional arborist can help you determine what is safe and healthy for your home and what is not. Overgrown plants and dead trees in a yard can be dangerous. In some cases, a tree will not only subtract from the value of a home but it can cause damages that cost thousands in repairs.
In addition to this, the tree can subtract from the aesthetics of the house. A well-placed tree can provide a beautiful focal point or statement for the house. However, in the wrong spot, that tree can be an eye-sore or even overshadow some of the best aspects of the house’s appearance.
At Warner Tree Service, we often work with homeowners to keep their property protected and beautiful by their trees. Property value is affected by a lot of factors, and we are here to make sure that the trees only affect it in positive ways. Our professionals are familiar with how to maintain a healthy strong tree and keep your property beautiful.
If you have any questions or have a tree that could use some TLC, contact the professionals at Warner Tree Service today!