Landscapers in Johannesburg
February 23, 2016
Landscapers in Johannesburg That Can Increase Your Property Value
Looking to enter the Johannesburg property market? Whether you own a double storey, top floor loft apartment, townhouse, or a prime piece of property on a golf estate – the most important aspect of any real estate investment lies in its resale value. Fortunately, having fared well in 2015, the South African residential property market is on the rise with property prices expected to increase by 7.5% this year.
However, although stable, it is quite common to find apartments, flats and large grand homes sitting on the market for months or even years, without so much as a bite close enough to their market values. What are the reasons? Notwithstanding finances and credit, there are many sellers who fail to realise the potential of their outdoor space and while they have no problem throwing enormous amounts of money at their interiors, their biggest mistake is neglecting their exteriors.
“When people ask how they can get strong interest in their property, we always tell them to fix up their landscaping.” National Association of Realtors
Believe it or not – your garden is your greatest feature. It is the first thing that potential buyers look at when approaching your property and if it doesn’t meet their needs or standards, they immediately lose interest.
Today’s buyers are very specific and even more so if they have children. As the economy fluctuates, people are becoming a lot more frugal, sustainable and eco-friendly. Johannesburg buyers want to enjoy their outdoor space. Not only do they want to be able to grow their own eco-friendly vegetables and herbs, as well as water and pick their own lilies and roses, they also want to spend hours swimming in their own pools with their children. But most importantly, Johannesburg buyers want to braai and entertain in their own backyards. Today’s buyers are looking for the white picket fence dream, and they don’t want to have to spend money building it – they want to buy it that way.
We Can Add 20% to Your Resale Value
Did you know that a beautifully polished, functional and productive garden can increase the value of any property by up to 20%, and it can also accelerate the buying process by as much as six weeks? What’s more, by building a front or back entertainment area, such as an outdoor kitchen, deck, patio, fire pit or pergola, you can increase property value by another 12.4%. Additionally, property with curb appeal can add another 4.4%, and hedges or walls around the property for privacy can add another 3.6%.
Your landscape is just as important as the inside of your home, if not more. Ask any property expert and they will all agree that if you’re looking for a fast sale and a good ROI, you will find it in your front and backyards. As one of the leading landscaping companies in Johannesburg with years of experience in servicing both the Johannesburg residential and commercial property markets, we know exactly how to add value to your property through your landscaping services.
If you’d like to get your property ready for the market, then contact us at EarthLinks Landscaping today.