The advantages of a professionally installed and maintained landscape go beyond “curb appeal” and head straight for the bottom-line. A well- designed landscape invites customers, producing higher occupancy rates and increased rentals thus improving the real estate value.
However, the savings go further, when you consider that the proper selection and placement of plant material can lower heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%.
The use of landscape to lower noise levels, reduce crime and enhance unpleasant views are economical alternatives that add up to increased profits.
Good landscape designs and real estate value
According to a study by Professor Joel Goldsteen, landscape amenities had the highest correlation with occupancies of any other architectural and urban design variables evaluated. His conclusion was “landscaping amenities pay back the developer and homeowner as evidenced by the higher occupancies (rents), quicker sales, high real estate value and higher sale prices clearly justifying the investment.”
Shopping centers with extensive and well maintained landscaping have higher occupancy and the ability to charge rental rates that are double those of other shopping plazas. These carefully designed projects use landscaping to create a refuge in the midst of a busy shopping area.
A unique landscape is a major selling point that hugely adds to the real estate value. Landscaping can add as much as 30 % resale value to a building or home and speed that sale by as much as six weeks.
Professional landscaping can reduce utility bills and conserve energy. In climates with cold winters, the goal is to block the winter wind with trees and shrubs while capturing the winter sun. In warmer climates, the goal is to block the summer sun while channeling the summer breezes. During summer, one large tree can absorb as much heat as several window air conditioners and can lower temperatures by ten degrees.
Hence, to conclude, a good landscape design boosts up your real estate value making it an attractive choice.