People in the commercial landscaping business are generally a fun group of people to be around.
In case that’s not enough reason for you to invest the time to get to know your landscaper better, here are 3 good business reasons you should get to know your property’s commercial landscape provider.
Your commercial landscaper controls your property’s curb appeal.
“The grounds are what sets our community apart from others in the area and it is key that our landscaping shines.”
We received this comment from one of our clients in her response to our annual client survey. She clearly understands exactly what makes people want to buy homes in her community.
As the housing market continues to rebound, buyers are back and they expect more for their money. Curb appeal has long been an important way to make homes more attractive to buyers, and curb appeal starts with the community’s entrances and common areas. It’s even begun to play an important role in marketing commercial real estate properties.
Your landscaper should make sure that your property’s curb appeal is always at its best and understand exactly why it matters to you.
Your landscape increases (or decreases) the value of your property.
Good curb appeal makes your property more attractive to buyers. More attractive properties command a premium that buyers are willing to pay.
- Consumers value a landscaped home over 11% higher than its base price.
- Consumers pay a 12% premium for goods purchased in retail establishments that are accompanied by quality landscaping.
- Small businesses rank the amount of green space and proximity to parks and recreation as the number-one priority when selecting a new location.
So, if great landscaping is key to selling homes at higher prices, to influencing more expensive retail purchases and to leasing commercial space more quickly, the landscaper has a huge effect on the value of the property they maintain.
If the landscaper does a poor job, your property loses more than just its curb appeal, it can also lose its long-term financial value.
The wrong landscaper could cost you more than you realize.
If you’re responsible for your property’s commercial landscape service, selecting the right landscaper can make you look like a hero.
“This community has never looked better. I don’t know how you found them, but they have completely turned things around. Thank you!”
That’s the kind of note that Property Managers want to get from their clients.
The wrong landscaper will cost you credibility with your client. Finding a great landscaper takes time, if you have to conduct a search for a new one every year, the wrong landscaper is going to cost you time, too.
One of our clients recently highlighted exactly what the stakes are for him after he brought us on to one of his properties.
“My job, as well as yours, depends on the grounds looking great.”
No pressure there, right?
We take the faith our clients place in us very seriously because we know this all too well. It’s not just our contract on the line - our performance is a direct reflection on the Property Manager who hires us.
When you consider all the things that your commercial landscaper’s performance impacts, we hope you’ll agree that it’s worth spending a little time to get to know them better. Make sure that you and your landscaper are both focused on the same goals, and that your needs and expectations are consistently being met.