having too many lawn ornaments. It’s appropriate and appealing to have one or two in your garden; however, if you have trinkets and other ornaments all over the place — especially garden gnomes — it’s going to look tacky, cluttered, and just, well, wrong. A field of lawn gnomes will limit your prospective market to lawn gnome aficionados only! Even though the buyer obviously knows that lawn ornaments don’t come with the house and the lawn, they could still hesitate and walk away, based on pure tackiness.
BACKYARD APPEAL IS AS IMPORTANT AS CURB APPEAL
By the time a buyer gets to the backyard, their decision already will be influenced, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on the backyard appeal. Once a buyer reaches the backyard, they will try to envision themselves relaxing in the sun, having family and friends over, and playing with their children or their pets there. Making a good impression with your backyard is crucial to a great offer. To ensure your lawn looks more than acceptable, go over it with the lawnmower, add grass seed and fertilizer, then give it a good drink of water. If you have a pool or a hot tub, ensure the cover is off and the water is sparkling clean. It also doesn’t hurt to add a few last-minute flowers if you don’t have any. Don’t go overboard, and clutter the yard with them, as it will end up looking messy rather than pretty and elegant. Patio furniture also helps to make your backyard feel more welcoming and will help the buyer envision themselves sitting outside with friends or family on a hot day, having cold drinks, and enjoying a conversation.
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