Cindy Lin, Founder, Staged4more

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DIY Landscape Design that Sells Your Home with Landscape Designer Ben Hale | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 8

DIY Landscape Design that Sells Your Home with Landscape Designer Ben Hale | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 8

DIY Landscape Design that Sells Your Home with Landscape Designer Ben Hale

About Today’s Show & About Ben

You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and nowhere is this more obvious than when we’re looking at a house. I’ve seen it plenty of times: clients pull up to a house for a viewing, but are so put off by the outside that they don’t even want to go in! So it’s important that we don’t stage just the inside of our homes and accidentally overlook the outside. Having a landscape that’s tidy, beautiful, and welcoming can do wonders for your happiness while living in your home and be a boost when you’re ready to sell it, too. And our guest today is an expert on exactly that!

Ben Hale is a DIY landscape design coach and owner of Easy Living Yards.  His work helps busy homeowners create the beautiful yard they deserve with the least maintenance possible. He teaches his clients through the Easy Living Yards Podcast and membership, so they can have more time to enjoy their yard with pride. 

Ben shares a wealth of information with us today about how to design a landscape that looks beautiful and saves you money, time, and headaches. He shares some specific advice for home stagers and sellers about how to stage your landscape so it looks as welcoming and tidy, and we talk about some simple curb-checks you can do to make sure your house looks great to prospective buyers. Ben even walks us through his simple landscape planning process, why he loves choosing native plants, and what to do if you feel like you don’t have a green thumb. If you’re about to sell your home (or list one for a client), be sure to listen to the end for Ben’s best tips for sellers!

On today’s show, we discussed:

  • How Ben brings his science background into his landscape design work to create beautiful, low-maintenance landscapes.

  • Some of the common misunderstandings people have about landscaping and DIY for their yard.

  • Three key areas of your yard to focus on if you want to maximize curb appeal.

  • Ben’s favorite cost-saving tips for designing your landscape.

  • What home stagers should keep in mind when staging a house to help a client welcome buyers.

  • How to deal with weeds and disease problems in your yard and what to do with a patchy lawn.

  • Why it’s so important to plan your landscaping before planting if you want to be as low-maintenance as possible.



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Real Estate Photography with Photographer Kristina Kandel | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 9

Real Estate Photography with Photographer Kristina Kandel | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 9

What Millennials Want Plus Home Staging Community Building with Top Atlanta Stager Krisztina Bell | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 7

What Millennials Want Plus Home Staging Community Building with Top Atlanta Stager Krisztina Bell | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 7