Hiring a Landscaper: Is It Worth It?

When putting your home on the market, you want to do everything within your power to make your property irresistible. Staging your home’s interior is often doable, but to optimize the rest of your property, you might consider hiring a landscaper.

High-Expense, High-Reward

Landscaping isn’t a cheap business: on average, homeowners spend around $3,000 per project. If you’re operating on a budget, you might not have the spare cash to afford a total overhaul of your yard—the consultation alone is fairly expensive.

On the other hand, chances are pretty high that your experience with landscaping is limited to mowing the lawn and occasionally weeding the garden. Unlike several aspects of preparing your home for an open house, you won’t automatically learn how to transform your yard into an aesthetically-pleasing paradise; unless you have an eye for it, you’re better off leaving your yard in the hands of a professional.

Determining if Landscaping is Pertinent to Your Home

It all comes down to a statistic: your average client decides whether or not they’re interested in your home within the first 30 seconds of perusing it. With that figure in mind, consider how much of a role your yard plays in the overall aesthetic quality of your home. If you have a large, sprawling front yard that serves as a proverbial red carpet, guiding the way to your front door, you should certainly look into making it presentable.

If, however, your yard is small, manageable, and simple, consider a lighter contract than landscaping. Paying a yard maintenance company to come in and do a day’s worth of work in a couple hours won’t be cheap, either, but you won’t transcend triple digits. Compromising in this case is preferable, since you won’t break the bank or your back.

If you’ve cleaned up your yard and you’re ready to sell, call The Marshall today at (801) 566-9500!