If you’re putting your house on the market this season, make sure you make a good first impression. Homebuyers want a clean property that catches their attention and makes them feel right at home at first sight. Especially with summer around the corner, buyers will be looking at the outdoor scenery – from the front porch to the back deck.
How do you get buyers to fall in love with your outdoor space? Here are four staging tips to get you started:
Outdoor light fixtures. Lighting is key. When staging the exterior of your home, make sure your light fixtures have been cleaned, repaired, and are working well. Hang inexpensive tea lights on tree branches so light reflects into the yard. This will create the illusion of a larger, more tasteful space.
Outdoor cushions. From your lounge chairs to your outdoor swing, ensure that your patio furnishings are clean and waterproof. If you find that the sun has faded its freshness, invest in zippered cushion covers to give them a colorful makeover.
Keep it neutral. Connect colors with nature. Imagine the calming feel of a backyard with a white painted fence and light reflecting off water from a streaming fountain. Is your backyard on the small side? Avoid accent colors that can overwhelm the space.
Buy inexpensive plants. White flowers are beautiful and clean looking – perfect for staging your home. Placing white orchids near entryways can draw buyers eyes to the top of the stairway, right to your front door.
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For more expert advice on how to stage your outdoor space, contact Leslie Clarke Homes. We are a team of experienced professionals with over 20+ years of sales experience and excellent client communication skills. Call us today at 203.984.1856 or visit our website for more information.