Landscaping Pays Off!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

A well-designed landscape is a pleasure to the family, enhances a community, and adds tremendously to a property’s value.

Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs, and other plants on the property.  It is an art which creates conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for aesthetic satisfaction and atmosphere enjoyment.

Garden and landscape design incorporates the following:

  • Stonework (flagstone, retaining walls, boulders)
  • Water Features (waterfalls, ponds, spas, pools)
  • Irrigation & Drainage
  • Planting & Trimming
  • Fences, Gates, Iron Work
  • Lighting
  • Decks, Balconies, Patios
  • Driveways, Paths

Enjoy your yard by landscaping now, don’t wait until it’s time to sell!

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (20)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've often been amazed when homes are going through the flipping process. There's the paint, the new cabinets, and countertops, floor coverings, etc.  But, it is the landscaping that really pulls the project together!

Aug 27, 2014 11:46 PM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Curb appeal is what you need to get buyers out of their car and into your house. I like to add plenty of color. Red mulch, green grass, some flowers.  

Aug 28, 2014 12:21 AM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Regina P. Brown the pictured creation is amazing!  I do agree, landscaping is an important aspect of the home.  I have had buyers look at the outside and not even want to go inside.  Great advice points, as with all improvements be sure not to overimprove for your area. 

Aug 28, 2014 03:19 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Buyers often drive by and judge the house by the curb appeal... if they don't like it, sometimes they won't even view the inside!

Aug 28, 2014 03:46 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal....comes right after location. If they won't even get out of the car I don't care what you did to the inside!

Aug 28, 2014 05:33 AM
Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Singer Island, FL

I know my clients don't like going in a home if it doesnt have curb appeal, or at least a little bit of curb appeal they can work of. I deffinetly I agree that a well-designed landscape is a pleasure for anyone. Regina, thanks for the tips on the topic. :)

Aug 28, 2014 06:03 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have convinced a builder I work with to add extra landscaping to his affordable housing. Sometimes it may mean just $500 but that is one of the cheapest ways to have a point of differentiation.

Aug 28, 2014 07:31 AM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Curb appeal is key. Without that good first impression, buyers might not even want to see the inside!

Aug 28, 2014 11:23 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Hi REgina - great point about landscaping.  Enjoy it while you live there. Way too often improvements, repairs and done just before putting on the market.

Aug 30, 2014 01:18 AM
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Amen to that Regina. Better sooner than later. 

Aug 31, 2014 11:12 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Regina - you are absolutely right.  Landscaping is an art.  That is why they have Landscape Architects.  You have made all good points for a well planned pleasing look through landscaping.

Sep 02, 2014 03:09 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Thank you ALL for droppping by.  I appreciate all your comments.

Sep 02, 2014 01:40 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think I have overly landscaped my yard, both back and front.  It takes a lot of time to keep it up!

Sep 03, 2014 12:32 PM
Jason Anderson
Platinum Realty - West Des Moines, IA
Realtor®, Organizational Expert

Good landscape design definitely adds curb appeal, and without it a buyer may just skip looking at the house.

As far as front yards go, you definitely want it to look nice, but not way over the top compared to the rest of the neighborhood-that may also scare buyers away. Some potential buyers may look at it as too much maintenance. 

Back yards should be functional for the lifestyle you have. Terraced, rock filled yards with water features are beautiful, but if you have children a flat, open yard full of grass for them to play on may be better.

Sep 04, 2014 11:48 PM

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Sep 05, 2014 02:55 AM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green


Landscaping makes such a huge difference.  Curb appeal can set a great first impression for a potential buyer.  Also, I agree that as homeowners we owe it to ourselves to enjoy beautiful landscaping well before putting our homes on the market!

Sep 06, 2014 09:54 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Regina and yes landscaping does pay off ;o)

Sep 06, 2014 11:01 AM
Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - Golden, CO
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Yes, who wants to live in a beautifully updated home, with nothing pretty to look at through the windows? A variety of colors and different height shrubs and trees really makes a house into a home.

Sep 07, 2014 04:59 AM
debbie lemmon
AZ HOME SEEKERS - San Tan Valley, AZ

I agree, landscaping makes such a big difference! Thanks for posting!

Sep 09, 2014 07:02 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is fantastic information. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Sep 20, 2014 02:12 AM