Houston Area Real Estate & Relocation

How Can I Help Improve My Subdivision Values? . . . Houston, TX


How Can I Help Improve My Subdivision Values?

Dollar Sign in a Green Oval


This is a question that comes up from time to time, usually from a homeowner who keeps their property up, but is somewhat frustrated with how the neighborhood in general is looking.


Although emphasis is usually placed on making improvements to your own individual property, there are things that neighborhoods and subdivisions as a whole can do that will help improve subdivision values.


Buyers are more likely to give more value to the subdivisions with consistently well-kept homes with manciured yards than the neighborhoods where the well-kept homes and manicured yards are hit-and-miss.


White Daisies - FREE Dreamstime - license transferredSo for the answer to the question, "How can I help improve my subdivision values?" -- You can start by making sure your home is one of the homes that stand out.  You could talk to neighbors or your Homeowner's Association about starting a Yard of the Month contest and awarding a $20.00 (or more) gift certificate to a local nursery to each month's winner.  

If a lot of homes need improvement, every other month the award could go to a "most improved yard" or "most improved property," which hopefully would encourage those homeowners to participate.  Otherwise, those homeowners may feel they could never compete with the homes that are already beautiful. 

A newsletter or flyer would certainly be much easier and less confrontational than going to individual homeowners and suggesting that they bring their properties up to par!  As you can imagine, that usually does not have the desired effect!


Mailboxes are important, too, and are often overlooked.  They should be kept freshly painted, straight (not halfway falling over) and not all dented up.

Sometimes all it takes is for someone to get the ball rolling.  There are probably others in the neighborhood that feel the same way.


It's also important that the subdivision entrance be attractive, manicured and inviting.  See: "What Can an HOA Do to Improve Subdivision Values?"  Even if you don't have an HOA (Homeowner's Association) or if it is not in the HOA budget, sometimes neighbors will take it on as a project to take care of the subdivision entrance.  It can be a great way to get to know your neighbors better while taking on something that is important to you.  It can actually be quite rewarding if you have a little time to devote to the project.

                                             Canyon Gate at Northpoine


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(Before implementing an action plan, check with your Homeowner's Association or Attorney to make sure that none of the above is in anyway any type of violation.)


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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS

RE/MAX Elite Properties
14257  FM 2920  #115

Tomball, TX  77377


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Comment balloon 5 commentsJoyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS • January 04 2011 08:48PM
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