Stage it to the limit

5 ways sellers can maximize curb appeal

For most home sellers, it probably would come as a "well, duh" suggestion from their real estate agents that they need to keep the grass cut and landscaping tidy.

But there’s plenty more front-yard primping that could — make that must — be a priority for sellers, according to Sue Guers, a Fountain Hills, Ariz., designer and home stager. She says many sellers don’t give as much thought to curb appeal as they should because they often enter and exit by car, via their garages. They just don’t see the yard the way buyers do, she said.