Dont Forget About Your Outdoor Spaces When You Are Staging Your Home For Sale

Dont Forget About Your Outdoor Spaces When You Are Staging Your Home For Sale

We focus a lot of attention when staging a home for sale on the curb appeal and staging the interior of a home.  As a real estate professional, I can tell you that I have had many clients who place as much importance on the outdoor living space of a home as the indoor.  I recently worked with a client who virtually enters a home and goes directly to the back to check out the patio and yard.   

The same staging principles apply to you patio, backyard and outdoor living spaces as the rest of your home.

  • Make it clean - Power wash it if possible, your patio or deck needs to be completely clean.  Look around the entire area, make sure you have removed any spider webs or insect nests, you outdoor living space needs to be just as appealing as the inside of your home.
  • Remove clutter - If you patio area is littered with toys or gardening tools, put them away.  If you have an old rusty grill, put that away too.  You want to have a neat clean appearance.
  • Define the space – Create a conversation area with your outdoor furniture.  Don’t overload a small patio or deck with too much furniture, in a small space, a couple of chairs and a small side table may be all you want. 
  • What else is out there?  Once you get your patio and deck in order, look around, are the surroundings pleasant?  Make sure that the lawn is cut, trimmed and weed free.  Cut back any overgrown bushes or plants and make sure you beds are weed free and have fresh mulch.  You want back yard appeal to be equal to your curb appeal.   
Don’t overlook your outdoor living spaces when you are preparing your home for sale, you don’t know what the prospective buyers hot buttons are, they may be looking for a home with a great outdoor entertainment space, if you’ve got it make sure you flaunt it!  

If you are thinking about marketing your home call me at 972.896.8482 or email me at Gary@Whats-Next-In-Realestate.com.


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