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What Buyers Don't Want to See in Your Backyard

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When you put your home up for sale, you want it to look its best for potential buyers. That’s why you clean, tidy, and declutter every room.

Some sellers, however, miss the backyard. You need to pay just as much attention to that space as you do to the interior of your home. The backyard is as important a living space as the family room. To some buyers, even more so.

Buyers want to see an attractive backyard space, with the grass cut, the hedges trimmed, and the weeds gone. The more neat and tidy you can make it, the better. Be sure to sweep walkways and wipe down patio furniture as well.

Be sure to watch out for the things buyers do not want to see: bags of garbage or other waste, doggie doo-doo, rakes or other tools piled in the corner, cluttered and disorganized storage sheds or other back yard structures, weeds in flower beds, items stored underneath the deck, hoses not stored properly, and electrical outlets or water faucets that don’t work properly.

These are not difficult issues to fix. Doing so will positively impact the impression of a buyer.

Do you have a backyard that shows particularly well in the summer? Take photos. Those photos will help buyers be able to appreciate how the property looks, should you list your home in the winter.

Want more tips on making your home show well so it can sell fast?

Call Helena today. 250.210.0164

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