Religious decor, lawn ornaments, kids' toys scattered around or even
piled up in a corner are a huge no-no, says Laura Slyman, owner of
Slyman Real Estate in Knoxville, Tenn. "Sometimes homeowners
will have outdoor landscaping that isn't cohesive with the rest of the
neighborhood or geographical area, like gravel in the garden in an area
where everyone else uses mulch," she says. "Instead of being unique, it
comes off as an eyesore."