The Financial Benefits Of Proper Landscaping
As a property manager, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs and increase revenue. Perhaps you recently had a more efficient energy system installed. Maybe you raised your parking fee. While these are great ideas, you might be able to utilize your landscape to save money as well.
1. The Resale Value
If you’re ever planning to sell the property, a proper landscape could increase the value by up to 14%. Studies also show that beautiful landscapes speed up the sale process by up to six weeks in some cases.
2. The Rental Rate
If you were to offer two properties for someone to rent, and everything was exactly the same except for the landscape, a high percentage of people would rather pay more for a nicely landscaped rental. You can typically charge up to 7% more when you have a well-manicured landscape.
3. The Energy Costs
When you landscape your property correctly, you can improve energy costs. How? Trees and large shrubs can be planted systematically around your building, providing shade around the windows. This added shade will help cool the inside of the building naturally, allowing you to use less air conditioning. With proper ground coverings, the reflected heat is also reduced. With both of these tactics, you are like to see a decrease in energy costs.
4. The Aesthetic Appeal
Everyone knows you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it anyway. Unfortunately, for companies with an unpleasant landscape, the public might be turned away. With a beautiful landscape that is well thought out, the aesthetic appeal could pull in more patrons, which leads to more revenue.
Let’s Get Your Landscape Started
Whether you’re in the market for a few changes or are looking to do a complete makeover of your current landscape, let us help you get the project started. Contact Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes today by calling 970-409-1245 or sending us an email!