Want to Add Value To Your Property? Plant Some Trees!

It's Spring and everyone is busy cleaning up their landscaping and thinking about what new projects to start.   Here's a good tip to improve the value and desirability of your property . . . plant some trees!

According to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Surveys, 18% of repeat buyers and 25% of buyers purchasing a new home said that being on a wooded lot or on a lot with many trees was very important to them.  And, 84 percent of real estate agents surveyed believe that a house on a wooded lot will fetch at least 20 percent more than a home on a lot without trees.

Trees do more than add desirability.  Did you know that at according to the U.S. Department of Energy at least 3 trees strategically placed on a lot can save an average household between $100 and $250 in annual energy bills? 

Read more about it:  Don't Overlook the Trees, Buyers Aren'tThe number of trees on a lot can be a powerful influencer for home buyers.  [NAR Daily News Magazine]