For anyone who is looking to sell a home there may be a way to increase its value exponentially compared to the investment required. Outdoor landscape lighting can add thousands of dollars to a home’s value and it is one of the few things that can provide a complete return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. Is it for you?
Now for anyone who is looking to sell a home and is considering landscape lighting it will be best to consult with a professional realtor first to get their opinion. There is the possibility that it may not be necessary and you could be making a several-thousand dollar mistake while never getting to enjoy what you bought.
For a home that is going onto a competitive real estate market curb appeal is at the top of most buyer’s lists. If all of your neighbors have landscape lighting and you don’t it will be harder to sell your home. A buyer will believe that you did not take enough pride in your home and may be more willing to look at another home for sale in the same neighborhood instead. Opportunity lost.
Another potential reason a buyer will like landscape lighting is the security that it offers. Light deters crime. Light allows someone to walk around the property safely at night without worrying about stepping on a child’s top or on a tree root. Ouch! The security that landscape lighting brings will allow a person to relax and sometimes you just can’t put a price tag on that.
In the right neighborhood outdoor landscape lighting can increase a property’s value by up to 20%. That could be a significant return on the original investment and it can make any investment into upgrading an old outdoor lighting system well worth it as well. Home buyers are looking for safety and security and in many cases are willing to pay more for not only that but also the aesthetic value that an outdoor landscape lighting system brings.
If you live on Long Island, NY or Palm Beach, FL and are considering the installation or upgrade of a custom landscape lighting system, whether you are selling your home or living in the last home that you will ever buy, give Resort Lighting a call. We can help you determine your options and work with you to determine what will work best for your property to help make it stand out. It could be the best investment in your property that you ever made.