Whether you’re looking to transform your property into a full-fledged vineyard or just trying to up the curb appeal, there are many things you can do to increase the value of your land. Take a look at some of our favorite techniques.
Get a Land Survey
While it might seem like an extraneous expense, getting a professional land surveyor to look at your property is incredibly helpful. If you’re hoping to set up a fence or other boundary markers, the surveyor can help you re-establish where those boundaries lie. They can also inform you of important factors like the quality of your soil.
Install Gates and Fences
Another thing you can do to increase the value of your land is upgrade the security. Installing a fence and one or more gates will keep trespassers off your land. A gate can also be a decorative feature that increases the visual appeal of your property.
Clear Your Land
Land clearing is not solely about removing trees and shrubs from your land. Instead, it’s about clearing away brush, fallen logs, unsightly stumps, old buildings, and debris piles. Clearing land increases property value by improving both the land’s health and its appeal to potential buyers.
Install Utility Lines
Depending on where your property is located, it may not have utility lines nearby. If you want to make the property more useful for yourself or more attractive to buyers, then paying for utility installation is an absolute must.
Improve Property Access
Not every rural property has a good access point, and by that we mean the path you take to get to your land. Depending on where your land is, you may have next to no road, there may be hazards in the way, or you may even have to skirt around a neighbor’s property to get there. Whatever the case, the more accessible you can make your land, the better.
Regardless of what you intend to do with your land, taking time to increase its value is always a worthwhile investment. At the very least, it will improve your own financial stake and make the land a wonderful legacy to pass down.