Are you on the fence about putting your Johannesburg property on the market, or are you just dipping your toe in the water? While it is no secret that 2017 was a bad year for South Africa’s property market, from growing reports of state capture, lack of economic growth, and downgraded credit ratings to a severely affected currency, 2018 is forecasted to be the best year of the last four or five.
Notwithstanding Cape Town’s blue-chip Atlantic Seaboard, Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s most exclusive residential addresses on the African continent. With property prices escalating, there has never been a better time to capitalise on its value. While many sellers tend to invest in enhancing their interior before going to market, many forget how valuable their landscape can be.
A huge part of your home that speaks volumes about your lifestyle, your outdoor space is an influential piece of real estate that can easily increase the value of your property by up to 20%, and it can also accelerate the buying process by as much as six weeks. In fact, ask any real estate developer and they will all tell you that if you are looking for a good ROI, you will find it in your landscape. As one of the leading landscapers in Johannesburg, we have some brilliant tips to increase your property value even more.
“When people ask how they can get strong interest in their property, we always tell them to fix up their landscaping.” ~ National Association of Realtors
Curb Appeal is a Property Calling Card
Did you know that your front outdoor space is the first thing that buyers see and judge as they pull into the driveway? Your front outdoor space must reflect well, and landscapers would agree that few things look more polished than a rolling green lawn edged to perfection. You can achieve this by making sure to edge along your driveway, your sidewalk and around your pathways. When buyers see this, they immediately get the impression that the rest of the property is just as polished and immaculate.
An Entertainment Area is a Must
Did you know that by installing an entertainment area with an outdoor kitchen and pit fire, you can further raise your property’s value by another 12.4%? If there is one thing that South Africans love more than rugby, it is to braai and to entertain. Whether local or international, today’s buyers are after a lot more than just a big house with high walls, CCTV cameras and an alarm system. If you are looking for a way to clinch a deal, then forget your interior and focus on an outside entertainment area fitted with a braai area, an outdoor kitchen, a pergola and a swimming pool, and you have yourself a winning deck.
Windy Willows Can Increase the Value of Your Property
While there are many benefits to having a beautifully polished and functional outdoor space, it would not be possible without the expert assistance of professional landscapers. Situated in the heart of Johannesburg, only ten minutes from Northgate Shopping Centre, you will find one of one the leading garden nurseries and landscapers in Johannesburg.
At Windy Willows, not only do we stock over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, and selected herbs, but we also offer an exceptional portfolio of our landscaping services to both homes and businesses throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria. Whether you want to develop your outdoor space for family use or you are looking for landscapers to help you increase your Johannesburg property’s value, call us today for an evaluation and quote.