5 Outdoor Staging Tips for Selling Your Home
August 8, 2022
If you are looking to sell your home soon, one of the most important tips a real estate agent may suggest is that you stage your home. But the indoors of your home isn’t the only part of your house that you should concern yourself with. The outdoors is just as important, if not more since this is the part of the house that visitors will see first. And if you want your home to stand out in this tough housing market, it is a good idea to invest plenty of effort and money outside your home to lure buyers into it. Here are some outdoor staging tips to help you get your home selling as quickly as possible.
Allow Your Curb Appeal to Say “Welcome”
When you want to sell your home, the best way to do it is to get buyers inside your house. But if your curb appeal is uninviting, you’re only going to scare potential buyers away from your home. One way to make your curb appeal inviting is to make your front porch and yard as clean and clutter-free as possible. You should avoid having dog bowls, toys, or other personal items lying around outdoors. While you want potential buyers to feel welcome in your home, you also want to give them the impression that this home could be theirs. Seeing personal items outside could give buyers the impression that you are just testing the market and aren’t serious about leaving.
Make Your Lawn Stand Out
One of the best investments you can make when staging your home is improving your lawn. This has one of the best ROI (returns on investment) of all the improvements you can make to your home. Just doing something as simple as spending under $300 on lawn care can yield an ROI of about 352 percent. These tasks include mowing, weeding, edging, and fertilizing. But you can go even further and add mulching and improve the look of your hardscapes with decorative concrete or stone landscaping. As long as your lawn looks freshly manicured and healthy, this will make buyers want to see what’s inside.
Paint the Exterior or Pressure Wash It
While this current market is attracting some buyers willing to compromise and buy a house in bad condition, this is not the norm for all buyers. So if your exterior house paint color is obsolete or the paint is faded or peeling, it could be ideal for you to hire a professional painting company to paint your house. Additionally, if your home has siding full of caked-on dirt and pollen, you should have a professional pressure wash it before putting it on the market.
Upgrade Your Front Door
If your house still has the same front door that the builders installed, it may be a good idea to replace it with a better, newer one. A good choice for a front door could be a steel one which could recuperate up to 91 percent ROI. Additionally, steel doors are very durable, secure, sound-resistant, and energy-efficient, all attractive features to potential home buyers.
Extend Your Kitchen Into Your Patio
You don’t literally have to move your indoor kitchen outside to extend your kitchen into your patio. But creating an exterior space that is great for relaxing, cooking, and entertaining is what buyers are looking for nowadays. A nice backyard is high on the list of buyer must-haves, and the more you can create a cozy environment, the more likely you are to sell your home. If you don’t have a budget to invest in a backyard entertainment center, make sure that the hardscapes are in good condition and the grass is well manicured.
The condition of the exterior of your house could make the difference in whether you attract buyers. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that it is clean and inviting. The good thing to note is that it may not take much money or effort to create an attractive curb appeal as long as your house isn’t in disrepair. These simple tweaks can at least get buyers over the threshold.
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