Home Staging Your Yard

I think it’s finally safe to say that spring has sprung in Rochester. The budding trees and warmer weather have brought everybody outside including home buyers. Now is the time to pay as close attention to the impression the outside of your house makes. Your efforts will make a difference! Here are a few suggestions:

1. Be certain your house can be clearly seen from every direction of the yard. If there are bushes or trees blocking windows trim them back.

2. Have your curtains/blinds all uniform in color from the outside.

3. Wash your windows.

4. Place decorative lights in your windows.

5. Power washes your house if it has siding and definitely your deck.

6. Schedule your driveway to be sealed.

7. Put a fresh coat of paint on your front door.

8. Add a new layer of mulch and edge your yaed.

9. Plant uniform annual flowers. Plant twice as many as you would normally so they appear plusher earlier in the season.

10. If you have a front porch highlight it with a pair of chairs to sit on.

11. An American flag always looks simple and beautiful. All other decorative flags should be avoided.

12. Remove lawn ornaments.

13. Replace your mailbox if it is not in mint condition.

14. Make sure your house number is clearly visible.

15. Park in your garage and keep the door down whenever possible. Your house will appear bigger.

16. Have a simple new front door mat.

17. As long as it is safe, add new light bulbs with a brighter wattage to your porch lights.

18. Keep your lawn mowed neatly at all times.

19. Scrub your patio set before putting it up.

20. Treat your yard as if it is another room to your home and keep it picked up at all times.

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