Real Estate Consultation & Services
Real Estate Pre-Purchase Consultation:
Existing Home Purchase
Many factors are involved in the purchase of a home. People in the market have to weigh their ideal list against the reality of what is on the market and what their budget allows. Often, we meet clients who have opted to settled for a suitable interior but the outdoor space is in needs of a transformation.
Perhaps you are in the market for a home, rental property or a property to resell?Outdoor Makeover canoffer valuable guidance in the process. Not only with additional aesthetic appeal to your backyard but Outdoor Makeover can advise you on the neglected aspects of your outdoor space. We can help withproblems such as erosion, the condition and quality of an existing deck, porch, patio or retaining wall, the general health of the landscape, or problems with grading and drainage. We are experts at recognizing issues which may cause a failed home inspection and the quick fixes that might be in place to fool a home inspector. We will perform a complete assessment and provide you with an official written quote. As the buyer (and our client) you are armed with the knowledge of any problems that might have otherwise remained hidden. The quote and assessment prove to be a powerful tool for you to take into negotiations. You can request allowances in the purchase price or require remedy of larger problems before you take possession. You also know what your realistic budget will be to transform the outside space. Our expertise will help you make the most educated decision for what may be the largest purchase you will ever make. If you are in the market to purchase a home or have possibly found “the one”, contact us. Our team members will stop by and take the time to speak to you about what you would like to see in your outdoor space, advise you on how to optimize the space as well, and point out troublesome areas. Within an hour or two, you will be able to make an much more educated decision on your purchase. Please schedule this service in advance as appointments scheduled less than 10 days in advance will be subject to a rush appointment fee.
New Home Construction
This option is perfect for anyone who finds themselves involved with new residential construction, whether you are building your custom dream home or you become involved in a project in construction. To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, home builders will do the minimum as far as landscaping which usually includes just grading and sod. Most of the time, the objective of the builder is to pass the certification with minimum effort. Did they use Bermuda? Even in the all the shady areas? What do you think they took into consideration while they were making decision about grading? Did they plan the vegetation with thoughtfulness and did they consider your preferences? The bottom line is, they install a yard with no fear of consequence and use cheap landscapers who perform substandard work, with no warranty, and do not mind another mark on their already tarnished reputation.
You can prevent this from happening! Outdoor Makeover can help you with proper planning and installation,so you don’t pay to landscape your new yard twice. Our landscape architects will install your desired landscape from the beginning, saving you money and hassle down the road. Most builders have a landscaping line item in the budget when they quote the whole house cost. You can ask the builder to give you his landscaping set aside so that you can customize your outdoor space. You can ask the builder to apply the money toward other aspects of the project or have them give that back to you as a contribution toward the landscape. With this consideration from the builder and the service of Outdoor Makeover, you can have the first phase done by a professional company who stands behind their work.