The Seattle-Tacoma real estate market is booming. Whether you plan to sell your home in 2017 or 2018 or to stay, maintaining and improving landscaping and tending to tree care can add value to your home in the long run.
According to the Forest Service, mature trees and well-maintained landscaping can add significant value to your home, up to a 10% increase. So if your home is on the market, a well-maintained yard will get your home looked at more often and will garner more web traffic and in-person visitors.
According to the Arbor Foundation, “In one study, 83% of realtors believe that mature trees have a ‘strong or moderate impact’ on the salability of homes listed for under $150,000; on homes over $250,000, this perception increases to 98%.”
Professional care is essential where your trees are concerned. For best and quickest results, call a certified arborist for your tree-pruning needs.
Here are four ways that hiring an arborist will add value to your property.1
- Increase Your Curb Appeal. Nothing is more of a turn-off to a home seeker than a sloppy front yard. Neighbors don’t like it either, and potential buyers may not even take a first OR second look. If you plant trees that display beautiful seasonal color, that can be a win when selling your property. A trained arborist can assess which trees you may want to remove and prune existing trees for a quick makeover to your yard.
- Show Evidence of Property Care. A lack of care in a homeowner’s yard can be evidence of poor maintenance elsewhere. A home with well-tended trees and yard is often indicative of the owner’s care in other home maintenance. Getting trees pruned regularly manages overhanging limbs, removes dead material which can also prevent storm damage to your home.
- Remove Eyesore Trees or Stumps. One of the fastest ways to improve your home’s appeal is to remove any dead, diseased, or misplaced trees or stumps. Potential owners will see these as hazards, termite attractors, or just as a thumbs-down on your property. An arborist has the equipment and experience to quickly and completely grind and remove stumps, along with eyesore or dead trees.
- Remove Trees Damaging your Foundation, Driveway, or Sidewalk. They may have looked nice when they were small trees, but improperly placed trees can do more harm than good. If your trees or roots are cracking your driveway, foundation, or sidewalk, it may be time for them to go. Arborists are experts on tree removal, and can suggest better placements or varieties.
Family Tree Care owners Jay Brock and Johnny Marth specialize in tree removal and clean up, repairing storm damage, stump removal, pruning, and beautification. As ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborists, they offer a high level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care. Family Tree Care serves the greater Tacoma, Lakewood and Puyallup areas and are bonded, licensed, and insured, so you know you’re in good hands.
Contact Tacoma Tree Care at (253) 234-GROW (4769), or complete a quick form to schedule a free estimate. FTC is professional and courteous and will assess all of your property’s tree needs.