Many residents place their property for sale early at the beginning of the year. If you’re doing the same, then the home’s exterior has to be presentable for potential buyers. Yard staging for home sellers is critical for cementing positive first impressions.
1. Clear the Clutter
The yard should look tidy. Remove items you normally keep haphazardly on the lawn, such as toys, garden tools, and unused planters. This goes for the car as well. If you normally park in the driveway, move it into the garage.
In addition, if stains are clearly visible, remove them using a power washer. You can rent one at your local hardware store.
2. Make the Area Child-Friendly
Home buyers with kids will often ask for their children’s input. Stage the yard in a way that’s appealing to minors. Some items to consider include:
- A tire swing (if you have a tree)
- A row of neatly lined tricycles
- A corn hole board and bean bag toss set
3. Use Lots of Mulch
Mulch helps the soil retain moisture and also suppresses weeds. Beyond the functional benefits, mulch also doubles as visual enhancement. A great landscaping design trick is to incorporate a lot of colorful mulch. Examples include red cedar shavings and pine bark colored with vegetable dye.
4. Add Bright Flowers
Line the edge of your home with brightly colored flowers. Head to your local garden shop and pick up some annuals of your choice. You can also install a few hooks and hang planters from below the window. In short, the less dirt showing, the better.
We Stage Yards for Home Sellers
Beautifying the yard is just as important as staging the home’s interior. Contact 1st Choice Landscaping if you’re ready to put your home on the market. Our landscaping maintenance includes yard staging for home sellers and appeals to a general audience.
Yard Staging for Snohomish Residences
Serving Customers in Lynnwood, Seattle, Bellwood and Everett, Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah