Unfortunately, the real estate market is still on the mend, even in Pasadena, Maryland. Since this time last year, home sales in the area have decreased by 42.4% and the median home sales price has decreased by 2.5% or $6,950, according to Trulia. Yikes! So when it comes time to sell your home, how do you ensure that it not only sells quickly, but for the right price? The answer: aesthetically pleasing landscaping.
We are a very visual people. That’s just the way our brains are wired. We are drawn to what we find most visually pleasing. This is true whether we are buying a piece of art, a new car, or even a new house.
It takes less than 30 seconds for a potential homebuyer to form a first impression of your home. And 85% of these potential homebuyers will view a home online before even thinking about visiting it in person. This means curb appeal matters! Sorry, mom. Despite being told at a young age to never judge a book by its cover, that is exactly what we do on almost a daily basis.
Landscaping – more specifically hardscape – can help make your home more attractive and thus more valuable to potential homebuyers.
The Right Hardscape Can Increase Home Value in Pasadena
According to everyone’s favorite handyman, Bob Villa, aesthetically pleasing landscape alone can add up to 20% to your existing home value. Wow! And the right hardscape can help. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Annual Cost vs. Value Report, a new patio has a return on investment (ROI) of 80%. That is higher than kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and…well, pretty much any other remodeling project you can think of.
In layman’s terms, hardscape is a great investment in your home’s future. Hardscaping ups the aesthetic value of your home and a patio made with stone pavers or brick allows you and your family to better enjoy the outdoors. That’s a win-win scenario if we’ve ever heard of one.
Trust the Pasadena Hardscape Experts at Evergreen Gene’s
Evergreen Gene’s has been providing hardscape services for more than 30 years, and we are looking forward to working with you!
Evergreen Gene’s provides multiple hardscape services and our personnel are experienced and knowledgeable. We will work with you to incorporate your surrounding landscape and make your dreams come true…within your budget, of course.
Whether it is a stone walkway or a new patio, we will make sure you are happy before we break ground.
Looking for a Hardscape Contractor in the Pasadena area? Look no further! Contact Evergreen Gene’s by calling 410.766.6877 or clicking here today. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.