When a homeowner decides to put their home on the market, the owner typically focuses on making the inside of the home look as appealing and welcoming as possible. They might go to the trouble of repainting, replacing fixtures and appliances, and even upgrading countertops and flooring. However, one of the most important parts of a home isn't found on the inside, but outside the home. Trees can play a tremendous role in attracting potential buyers and improving the overall aesthetic of the property. In today's blog post, we look at three ways trees can help owners sell their current home, and make it look as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
Add Valuable Curb Appeal
One of the primary reasons why trees can make such a difference on a residential property is that homes without trees simply look bare and unappealing. A quick glance at local real estate websites and apps can confirm this, as many of the most popular residential properties for sale have at least one large shade tree on site. Trees offer owners a tranquil and calming atmosphere, and they can help a home stand out and become a jewel of the neighborhood. They can also help potential buyers visualize living on the property and enjoying the beauty the trees provide. When trees are healthy, well maintained, and mature, they can become valuable assets to consider as part of the home sale.
Provide Important Shade
In Texas, staying cool can be next to impossible without the help of mature shade trees. Shade trees can significantly lower heating and cooling costs throughout the year as it can protect against some of the direct heat in the summer and block strong wind gusts during the winter. The cost of adding trees to your property is offset greatly by the cost savings in decreased electricity usage. Trees can also make the property safer for families with young children, or owners who like to spend time outdoors.
Increase Privacy and Security
While Houston continues to see an increase in new home construction and master-planned communities, many of these beautiful new neighborhoods come with few trees, many of which are young trees anyway that will take years to mature. This can lead to a lack of privacy, especially in communities with many two-story homes. It can be very easy for nosy neighbors to peek down into a nearby backyard or onto a property, but trees or tall shrubs can offer much-needed privacy and peace of mind. Trees can also increase security as they can cover up windows that might allow others to peer into the home.
When you put your house for sale on the real estate market, the very first picture anyone will see is the front yard of your home. When healthy shade trees are part of that first impression, it can make a big difference in attracting potential buyers and securing a sale. Embark Services offers safe, efficient, and professional Tree Care Services for residential properties throughout the greater Houston area. Our team of Certified Arborists can help transform the health and beauty of your property's trees and ensure they help create a positive first impression for visitors, agents, and potential buyers. Contact Embark Services today at 713-688-2435 or fill out our online form to request a free consultation!