You hear it time and time again when you plan to sell your home. The way it is decorated can make or break the sale of a home. Now that it’s the peak home selling and buying season, have you thought about the landscaping and backyard appeal of your home?
When selling your home in the winter, the way your yard looks is not as important, but in the summer it is. Iowa State Bank is bringing you tips in today’s blog for staging the outside of your home. From the way your patio or deck is set up, to the freshly mowed lawn, every aspect is important this selling season.
Front lawn- Mowing may seem like something that is not necessary, especially if you don’t live at the property anymore. Mowing actually is extremely important because a clean looking lawn can attract drive-by traffic. Buyers make their first judgement based on the outside of your home. If the outside looks nice, it could potentially close the deal on selling the house. Mow the front lawn at least once per week while your home is on the market.
Clear the weeds and clean up the garden- A well-maintained and low maintenance yard and backyard is appealing to buyers. Many people are attracted to a property where they don’t have to pick the weeds right when they move in.
Stage the deck- You want potential buyers to see how welcoming your home is, so let your deck reflect that as well. Set the deck up with some patio chairs, pillows, umbrella and table. This will help potential buyers imagine entertaining in the area. Staging the backyard is just as important in the summer as staging the home.
Iowa State Bank wants selling your home to be simple and a smooth process. If you are in the buying process, set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable loan officers to talk about mortgage lending.
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