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Stage Your Yard When Selling Your Home

August 28, 2016 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

As a Calgary home stager, I write a lot about staging the inside of your property to sell. But the outside matters too. When you stage your yard, you invite buyers to imagine their lifestyle in the entire space, both inside and out. If you already a flower or vegetable garden, make it a feature.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: Enjoy the beautiful views of Senator Burns Gardens from your generous sized patio with ring side seats to all the famous Riley Park events.

Having lived in a Sunnyside condo for years and now moving into a house in Deer Run, Calgary, one of the things I’m super excited about is having a backyard where I can plant a garden. I look forward to eating my own organically grown veggies and creating a nurturing and welcoming space for people and creatures alike, including birds, bees, butterflies, frogs, and dragonflies.

Marla Garden Photo


That said, I am also a busy professional who doesn’t want to spend all my free time creating and maintaining my outdoor space. I want to enjoy it!

Your potential buyer might be in a similar situation.

When you stage your yard, it’s important to understand your potential buyer’s ideal lifestyle. Potential buyers may not love the idea of gardening so it’s best to keep everything simple. However, if you’re not planning on selling and want to set-up a raised garden box, check out these flexible design solutions that both looks tidy AND is easy to maintain.


For selling, stage your yard with flexibility, low maintenance, and tidiness in mind. Make it appealing for potential buyers who would love to spend time in their own backyard oasis.

For more inspiration and home staging tips, check out Set Your Stage on Pinterest.

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