Organizing your yard is just as important as organizing the inside of your home, especially if it is on the market. The front yard is the first thing potential buyers will see and they will be making a snap judgement based on what they see. If it is a well maintained and manicured yard people will think that the home has been properly cared for. The inverse of this is also true. If you have weeds growing all over or empty flower pots and toys sitting around, people will assume you don’t take care of things. This will translate into their overall impression of the home and create concerns that the inside is probably not properly taken care of either.
Make the best first impression you can by clearing everything that is unnecessary in the front and back yards, and keeping the grass mowed and weeds at bay. Step back and look critically at the front and back of your house.
Does the siding or brick need a power washing?
Do the shutters and trim need a little paint?
Are there large bushes blocking windows?
Are the house numbers and lamp posts rusty or hard to see?
Does the garage door work properly and look it’s best?
Do you have unsightly plastic edging popping out from around your plant beds?
Do the plant beds look over grown and jungle like?
Is the porch clear of clutter?
If you can address all of the above issues, when people approach your home they will be thinking that you must really take care of your home and will be less likely to worry about potential problems that could be lurking.