Jack Lewitz (IL Real Estate Specialists)

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Debbie Reynolds
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I had a buyer a month or so ago that said as soon as she closed she was tearing all landscape out. So gardens don't appeal to every buyer.

Jul 07, 2016 01:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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For those you love a beautiful yard and like to garden, yes. Or be willing to pay someone to take care of it. Every now and then I get a buyer who wants minimal maintenance. And the cost of irrigation!

Jul 07, 2016 08:30 AM
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Bob Crane
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Much like a cluttered home a beautiful garden may make the yard look small and full, and for many it will look like a full time project that they are inheriting.

As much as I prefer a garden over a lawn, if I were selling, I would leave the yard as a bright green canvas of lawn, ready for them to design their own garden of Eden.

Jul 07, 2016 08:15 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Yes & no. I laugh at the 'gardens' in the city which means a nice 3x3 patch of grass with some bushes in Chicago.

You can tell people who don't have a green thumb.

Jul 07, 2016 07:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Landscaping enhances a home.  As to your question, it depends on a lot of other factors.   Nice garden.  

Jul 07, 2016 07:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Especially if there are also veggies growing. More folks are going the route to dooryard gardens, even if in sunboxes.

Jul 07, 2016 06:43 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Curb appeal is important... but I personally don't want any complicated gardens, as I don't garden and hate it and don't want to worry about upkeep. And I've had many clients who don't want the hassle of maintaining gardens.

Jul 07, 2016 09:29 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
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It can work both ways...if the buyer has a brown thumb, they will just move on. If it is a buyer who enjoys gardening, it can help sell the house, especially if the gardens are tastefully done and well maintained.

Jul 07, 2016 02:55 PM
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Not so much here.  We sell second homes and people want low maintenance even in the yard.  Left natural on the stree side and easy cut lawn on the waterside is the best selling for our local landscaping.

Jul 07, 2016 12:57 PM
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Some don't think so, because of the weeds and work involved.

Jul 07, 2016 12:27 PM
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I think it can work for you or against you. Certain buyers will eliminate a home because the yard/garden requires too much maintenance whereas others relish the opportunity to care for an established garden.

Jul 07, 2016 08:43 AM
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I'm going with the infamous Michael Jacobs on this one ... it depends. In my area I see mostly brown and dead ... the CA drought is still with us. 

Jul 07, 2016 08:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
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If the potential buyer has the green thumb, yes! If they have no interest, no!

Jul 07, 2016 08:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Jack Lewitz I don't know if a garden will sell a home faster, but I do think it adds to the property aesthetics. Who doesn't like to see flowers?

Jul 07, 2016 07:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I think gardens make a big difference....vegetable and flower gardens.... "the eye buys" and it's eye catching.... nice flowers...

Jul 07, 2016 06:58 AM
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William Feela
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I would say only if the buyer is into gardens.

Jul 07, 2016 06:50 AM
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Allie Angeloni
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Yes, I think gardens, and pot gardening, as well as neat landscaping with well maintained grass are all part of curb appeal as well as part of any backyard area or patio, so true, Jack Lewitz

Jul 07, 2016 12:55 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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A beautiful flower garden always helps curb appeal which helps to sell a home.

Jul 07, 2016 12:52 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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I'm with Michael Jacobs on this one! It depends!

Jul 07, 2016 12:36 PM
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Debbie Laity
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That's beautiful, Jack. I think landscaping can go a long way in selling a house as long as it isn't overdone. I've had buyers reject a great house, because they thought the landscaping would be too much to take care of. 

Jul 07, 2016 12:29 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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That is not really a garden, it is a close up of a flower. If the home looks like it needs to much care it could hurt a sale.  Like this one...

Jul 07, 2016 12:17 PM
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It depends on the buyer.  Some don't want to do any gardening, lawn mowing, snow shovelling etc.  They may choose to purchase a condo or other property type.

Jul 07, 2016 08:27 AM
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Maybe.

Jul 07, 2016 07:56 AM
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Yes we do.  A

Jul 07, 2016 07:46 AM
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Susan Emo
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It hurts if the Buyer is into water conservation or energy conservation!  Also, if they're into food instead of flowers

Jul 07, 2016 07:08 AM
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Marco Giancola
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Here in SoFlo it does unless you are a garden hater and we have those too.

Jul 07, 2016 10:33 PM
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Bob Betel
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I think it shows pride of ownership and a well maintained home.

Jul 07, 2016 10:09 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Not for me they don't - gardens are not for everyone as they require quite a bit of work

Jul 07, 2016 10:07 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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What Michael Jacobs said...

Jul 07, 2016 09:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Yes

Jul 07, 2016 09:33 PM
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Roy Kelley
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It depends on the quality and appearance of the garden. Flowers are a plus.

Jul 07, 2016 08:57 PM
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Apply the opposite reasoning. It certainly doesnt hurt...So yes it helps

Jul 07, 2016 11:16 AM
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Fefinitely ..... People can fall in love and willing to bid up.

Jul 07, 2016 06:55 AM
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I'm sure it does not hurt.

Jul 07, 2016 06:49 AM
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Yes, they do! 

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Jack - I would say it depends. Some people would love a garden, while it might be a deterrent for others.

Jul 10, 2016 04:08 PM
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I have had many say, "wooooooooooooooow, too much work". Not all fans of gardening, especially is this hectic world.

Jul 08, 2016 09:56 AM
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I think it adds curb appeal and helps to make a good first impression, for those that care about that kind of thing.  For those that don't it probably won't impact them.

Jul 08, 2016 09:49 AM
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Yes I do, I even tell my people in the winter time to pull out pictures of their garders to put on the table that people can see what happens to the area in the spring and summer/.

Jul 08, 2016 04:31 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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I think gardens definitely make a better presentation, especially flower gardens, but some buyers don't want the maintenance headaches or expenses.

Jul 08, 2016 01:46 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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I would say yest to this question because people love nature.

Jul 07, 2016 11:41 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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Definately, gardens make homes more appealing and do make them show better in ads and in person. 

Jul 07, 2016 10:50 PM
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Nicholas Crane
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I would say it depends. Yes if the garden is well maintained, no if there are any weeds. 

Jul 07, 2016 02:00 PM