Understanding the Costs of Backyard Renovations - FFC

Help Your Customers Understand the Real Costs of Backyard Renovations

With summer quickly approaching, homeowners are starting to think about the projects that need to be done in their yard. People often associate the cost of landscaping with the cost of gardening which is why most homeowners are shocked to find out the actual cost of landscaping. According to professional landscape designer, Carson Arthur, the average backyard renovation starts at about $20,000.

Below are some tips to help your customers get the most out of their landscaping:

Landscaping Renovation Opportunities

  • Help the customer envision what they want based on their approximate budget.
  • Front yards and curb appeal are getting more attention from home-buyers because of the first impression. If your customer is planning on selling in the near future, recommend that they update the front yard by adding a walk way or porch/sitting area.
  • The backyard needs to be about function; continue to reiterate that to your customers. “Good design can offset the shortfalls from the inside of the home with outdoor elements that meet the same need,” Arthur says.
  • Housing market numbers show big returns on landscaping. A simple wood deck has an expected return of 81% for the life of the deck! It’s really important for homeowners to understand the return-on-investment with projects done inside and outside the home.

Landscaping has proven to be costly for homeowners but definitely money well spent.  To help reduce the sticker shock when quoting a landscaping or outdoor renovation, quote using a low monthly payment option or deferred payments promotion.

Foundation Finance can help you offer home improvement financing to your customers.  Becoming a dealer with us is FREE and easy.  Help your customers make their backyard dream come true!  Check out our website or call us at 855-241-0024 ext. 5012.

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Note: Use of the terms "Loan," "Lender" and "Borrower" is for ease of reference only. Financings are in the form of retail installment contracts ("RIC").

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