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Outdoor Updates

When you're getting ready to list your home on the market, many sellers primarily focus on their home's interior, but it's important to remember your outdoor space too. Your home's exterior is your first chance to make a good impression on potential buyers. A beautiful exterior is an excellent way to attract attention to your listing. 

Our real estate agents always encourage sellers to focus on sprucing up their outdoor space before listing their home, as it can actually have a positive impact on the home value and sale price. Below are some tips to help you get started today:

  1. Update Your Landscaping
    If your yard is overgrown or your trees need a trim, it can certainly give buyers a bad first impression. Before listing your home, make sure your lawn is well-maintained, shrubs are trimmed, and weeds or debris are removed from your garden. Once everything is in order, try adding some new plants. Blooming annuals and perennials are great ways to make your exterior stand out in the summer. 

  2. Refresh Your Facade
    If the front of your home is looking a bit dated, giving it a good makeover or refresh can really increase your home value. If your home is stucco or wood, you may want to pressure wash it to remove any dirt, stains, or mold. If it's in pretty bad shape, consider giving it a new coat of paint. It might be time-consuming or expensive, but you'll likely be able to recoup the costs in your sales price.

  3. Stain Your Deck
    The deck serves an important role as a summertime gathering space, so if it's looking a bit faded, you may want to consider staining it before listing your home. Staining your deck is a good way to make it shine for prospective buyers and can give your entire outdoor space a fresh look.

  4. Add A Fire Pit
    Fire pits are the staple of any summer BBQ or backyard party, and buyers love to see them. You can buy one at a local hardware store or even build your own with brick or stone. Add comfortable seating so visitors can imagine themselves enjoying time outdoors with friends and family.

  5. Stage Your Patio
    Buyers want to see a beautiful, comfortable patio area, so be sure to show off your best furniture. Patio furniture can really make or break an outdoor space, so it can be helpful to stage the area with a nice lounge set. If your furniture is looking a bit worn or faded, you may want to invest in some new cushions. A nice patio rug is also a good way to pull the entire space together.

Outdoor areas are very appealing to prospective buyers looking at Belleville homes for sale, especially during the summertime. Make sure to give off a good first impression by devoting some extra time to refreshing the space. For more home staging tips, contact us today.

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