The Importance of Landscaping When Selling A Home

When selling a home, the importance of landscaping should never be overlooked.

As we always say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. When selling a home, this could not be more true when it comes to landscaping. Although most home searches begin online these days, the most common photo initially seen for any particularly listing is the exterior front of the home. Of course, this would include the landscaping for the front yard. Fast forward to the day of the actual home showing, and the front yard’s landscaping is once again front and center. Therefore, landscaping can play a big role in creating a positive first impression. Below, we share some benefits of landscaping when selling your home.

Benefits of landscaping

  • It can increase the value of your home. A well-landscaped home can be worth up to 10% more than a home with an unkempt yard.
  • It can make your home more appealing to buyers. Studies have shown that buyers are more likely to make an offer on a home with attractive landscaping.
  • It can shorten the amount of time your home is on the market. A home with good curb appeal will sell faster than a home with an unkempt yard.
  • It can make your home more enjoyable to live in. A well-landscaped yard can be a great place to relax and entertain guests.


According to a recent survey from, 30% of real estate agents said great landscaping can increase a home’s value by 20% or more. Another 22% of real estate agents surveyed said that poor landscaping could decrease a home’s value by 20% or more. Regardless, the importance of a property’s landscaping can not be overlooked. If you are thinking about listing your home for sale, it is important that this important aspect of your home is not an after-thought. In the end, it could cost you significant money and time when selling your home.

Are you thinking about selling your property in South Florida? We can help! Contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members today! In addition, don’t forget to download the free Florida Home Search app for your smartphone or tablet today!

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.