In some ways, your yard is just as important the interior of a home. You still have to prepare it for sale, and you still need to make it look as good as possible. Your front yard frames your house, makes it warm and welcoming. This process of cleaning and beautifying is called staging. Here are a few tips for staging your yard to help sell your house.
1. De-Clutter. Your buyer wants to actually see your yard, and clutter only blocks their vision. Remove fallen tree branches, trash, and junk like car parts and damaged buildings. Cut back large brush, stash away toys and trampolines. Clear paths so potential buyers can easily walk around the property.
2. Highlight the positive features. Do you have a section where birds like to feed? Keep it stocked with bird feeders. Is there a section filled with colorful wildflowers? Don’t cut down this section when you mow. Does a group of trees form a canopy? Place a picnic table under their shade. Point out these positive features to your buyers.
3. Make minor improvements. Repair any damaged section of fence around your property. Plant empty gardens, hide away or fill empty planters. Keep the grass mowed. These small efforts can make the difference between whether or not a buyer chooses your property.
4. Mark your property’s boundaries; especially if your yard isn’t fenced, or is open to ravines, woodland areas or adjacent lots. At the very least, you should place stakes (like those used by a surveyor) to show where the property begins and ends. Your buyers will want to know exactly what they are purchasing.
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