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When planning to sell should I invest in new landscaping?

My lawn and trees are in sad shape. Is it worth it to invest in new landscaping? If so, what should I focus on?
Asked By Eric R. | Edisin, NJ | 173 views | Tips Advice | 10 months ago
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Chris Yochum

Dickson Realty


It depends on the overall picture of your landscape. Its a good idea to have a great agent look at your property specifically to advise. Though in general if you can clean up the yard for minimal amount of money is preferred. Replacing landscape or putting in new landscape can be costly and you never know what the buyer is going to want. Often it will make more sense to price the home accordingly rather than put landscape in. Though each case is going to be unique depending on your market.
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Lisa and Greg Harris

eXp Realty, LLC


Curb appeal is Important. But overdoing it is not something that you want to do either. A local Real estate Listing expert can most likely look at your specific situation and give you a better direction of what to do and not do.... But big things, basics green grass and trimmed and neatness is always good. I also read that yellow flowers help sell a home faster..... So look at your yard compared to those in the neighborhood does it stack up?
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Jamie Moreng

Move with Moreng @ eXp Realty LLC


Eric, Great question. Without doing a complete overhaul or breaking the bank, you’ll want to focus on the basics; hire a landscaper to reseed the lawn & or provide some type of lawn care. For the trees you’ll want to replace if dead, but if not a simple trimming & pruning will go a long way. If you’re looking to add a higher level concept or design to your property, it’s been to discuss sale value & the current market dynamics to ensure you’re going to get a return when selling. Sometimes you’ll find designing landscaping can be a costly project & that money may be spend more efficiently on interior upgrades if you haven’t already done so. Happy to help discuss if you have any further questions.
David Woods

ERA First Advantage

First Impressions. The first thing a buyer sees when coming to view your house is the front yard. If your landscape is lacking color, add some potted flowers. Replace old shrubs if your budget allows.
Jennifer Gurnell

William Raveis Real Estate


Landscaping is old after 10 years. You need to have the curb appeal. Best to bring a professional realtor to the house before you spend your money so you have the correct ROI.
Rich Kim



Investing in new landscaping can significantly enhance the curb appeal of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers and possibly increasing the overall value of your home. If your lawn and trees are in poor condition, refreshing the landscaping can make a strong first impression, which is crucial in the real estate market. Consider consulting a landscaping professional.

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