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The Biggest Lawn and Patio Staging Blunders

August 18, 2017

A great outdoor space is at the top of many Lake Ashton Resales home buyers’ checklists in Lake Ashton. So even if your home doesn’t include a large lawn or an oversized patio, it’s important to show buyers that the home in Lake Ashton still offers the perks of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Be sure to avoid these common outdoor staging errors when you list your home with Lake Ashton Resales.

  1. Overgrown Landscaping

Remove the weeds, and trim the bushes. Nothing makes a Lake Ashton Resales house look more unloved than an overgrown lawn or a patio with weeds growing around the edges. If the current homeowners aren’t around to keep the landscaping in check they are encouraged to hire a weekly service for the duration of the Lake Ashton Resales listing.

  1. Lack of Furniture

It’s hard to imagine sitting or reading on the porch of a home in Lake Ashton or serving dinner on the patio that overlooks the golf course or Lake Ashton when there’s no furniture around. On the other hand, if a Lake Ashton Resales buyer sees a dining table with a festive umbrella or a pair of cushioned lounge chairs with a side table for drinks, they’ll perceive the space as valuable additional square footage where they can unwind with family or entertain in a home that’s listed with Lake Ashton Resales.

  1. Dust and Dirt

When patios and walkways go unused they collect a layer of grime that should be removed when staging. Consider pressure washing surfaces and pay special attention when sweeping and dusting spots like exterior window ledges, and thresholds.

  1. Clutter

To the Lake Ashton Resales buyer’s eye, certain items that sellers are used to seeing in their yard or on their patio can look like unwanted junk. Sellers are encouraged to clear the clutter. Plastic storage boxes, tools, faded furniture cushions, dated lawn sculptures, rusty grills … all must go.

  1. No Flowers 

In the right season, colorful blooms in containers or beds can greatly improve the perception of a Lake Ashton Resales home’s exterior and outdoor space. Even in winter, especially in Florida, you can fill planters with greenery and seasonal flowers to welcome potential Lake Ashton Resale buyers and make the home appear cozy and well tended.

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