How to Handle Your Backyard When It’s Time to Sell

Posted by on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:01pm.

While it is not a priority when it comes to showing a house, the backyard is still very important. A lot of people, especially families, are going to be spending endless hours enjoying everything that a backyard has to offer. If it is currently full of junk and the landscape has not been maintained, you're going to have to do a quick cleanup to make it look better. If you don't, it may influence the decision of someone that is seriously looking at your home.

Here are some tips you can use to help make your backyard appear more appealing to viewers.

Create Space

A backyard that is neat, clean and full of space will appear larger. If you have lawn furniture or anything else that is large and clunky in the yard you may want to gather a few friends over and try rearranging things. Sometimes it’s better to push things to the side so that the openness of the area really stands out.

Storage shed

This can definitely be used as a positive selling feature for your home. A lot of families play sports and keep their equipment in this type of shed. It can also be used for storing tools or lawn maintenance equipment. Make sure that the shed is kept nice and tidy and don't be surprised if a viewer asks if he can see inside it. He may want to find out how big it is on the inside to see how much storage potential it has.

Shade and sunlight

Promote the positive features of your backyard and reduce the negative features. If you have a big overhanging tree that blocks out a lot of sunshine get it trimmed so that the backyard gets a lot of light and appears stunning. If there is too much sunshine, set up an umbrella on the patio.

Don't forget about your backyard when it comes time to show your Calgary house. Some people put a lot of emphasis on the backyard and plan to spend a lot of time there during all of the seasons.

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