Preparing your house for selling: Step One, your lawn.

LAWNThe old saying of ‘judging a book by its cover’ has never been more applicable.  When you are preparing to sell your house, it is important to remember to start with the outward maintenance and work your way inside. More than likely, if the outward appearance of the home is lacking, people will assume the inside is too.  While your house might be ‘a diamond in the rough’ on the inside, the goal is to attract potential buyers with just a glance.

A Five Star Lawn 

I used to wonder why my dad would spend hours – sometimes full days tending to our lawn and manicuring every detail.  He had a philosophy that ‘a good home started with a good lawn.’ While I found this to be a bit extreme, I never read too much into it.  Until one day I pulled into my cul-de-sac and thought, ‘Wow, it really does look good!” The hours of edging and attention to detail had paid off and actually made our house stand out significantly next to our neighbors’ brown crunchy lawns (It was a tough summer for lawns, in their defense.). But the point is, a little tender love and care to the lawn can go a long way to the outward appearance – especially when your house is on the market.


With summer being the peak season for several moving companies, spring is a great time to start tending to your lawn and preparing your house for the market. You get the lawn ready and will get the moving boxes. Relocating will seem like a breeze after all the yard work!