CURB APPEAL Home Projects That PAYOFF!

We ALL know that curb appeal plays an important part in any outdoor project. Nationally, among REALTORS®, 94% recommend sellers improve their home’s curb appeal before putting their home on the market for sale. Additionally, 99% of REALTORS® believe curb appeal is very important in attracting a buyer to a listing.

Whether you’re thinking of selling your home OR just thinking about enhancing it, here are some projects for you to consider. Check out the “Return on Investment” (ROI) figures that have been estimated by REALTORS® from across the country. The “JOY Scores”, with 10 being the highest consumer satisfaction rating, is based on consumer viewpoints after completion of the given project.

  • Standard Lawn Care Service
    Job Cost: $375    Estimated ROI: $1,000 or 267%    *JOY Score: 9.0
  • Landscape Maintenance
    Job Cost: $3,000    Estimated ROI: $3,000 or 100%    *JOY Score: 9.5
  • Tree Care
    Job Cost: $2,000    Estimated ROI: $2,000 or 100%    *JOY Score: 9.2
  • Irrigation System
    Job Cost: $3,500    Estimated ROI: $3,000 or 86%    *JOY Score: 10
  • Overall Landscape Upgrade
    Job Cost: $6,000    Estimated ROI: $5,000 or 83%    *JOY Score: 9.6
  • New Wood Deck
    Job Cost: $10,000    Estimated ROI: $8,000 or 80%    *JOY Score: 9.8
  • New Patio
    Job Cost: $7,200    Estimated ROI: $5,000 or 69%    *JOY Score: 9.7
  • Fire Feature
    Job Cost: $6,000    Estimated ROI: $4,000 or 67%    *JOY Score: 10
  • Landscape Lighting
    Job Cost: $5,000    Estimated ROI: $2,500 or 50%    *JOY Score: 9.6
  • New Pool
    Job Cost: $57,500    Estimated ROI: $25,000 or 43%    *JOY Score: 8.8

*Source: NAR 2018 Remodeling Impact – Outdoor Features

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