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  • "Eighty to 90 percent of buyers are looking at houses online," she said, citing a recent statistic put out by the National Association of Realtors, and adding that buyers will then drive by the houses they've seen on the Internet. "The lawn makes the first impression. If people don't like what they see, they'll drive by and won't even come into the house."

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  • "With the spring, everyone is looking for that fresh, green look; and it is appealing when a property has that aesthetically pleasing yard that demonstrates the best of spring," she said. "Of course, the summertime is important as well since a brown lawn in the summer definitely stands out negatively amongst its peers versus in the winter where all lawns can get away with looking the same."

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