Pasadena Townhome Sellers: Don't Forget About Your Patio

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Don’t Forget About Your Patio

When your Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area townhome comes on the market for sale -- don’t forget about your patio.   Everything inside your townhome has been cleaned, cleared, freshly painted and shows off all the great features -- now -- don’t forget about your patio.

Think of your patio as an extra room -- highlight it!   Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley townhome buyers love that outdoor space but not if they can’t see it -- so open the window coverings that lead into your patio area and make that area shine!   It may make the difference between being a townhome on the market for sale and

Don’t Do This!   Don’t Forget About Your Patio!

Don't Do This -- Don't Forget About Your Patio

Do This!

Highlight Your Townhouse Patio

And This!

Highlight Your Pasadena Area Townhouse Patio

Michael Jacobs is a Realtor who serves the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley as well as the Northeast foothill communities within the city of Los Angeles and can be reached at 818.516.4393 cell or    Find your next home or just surf around the Southern California homes for sale at


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This time of year it is so important to have the outside look as good as the inside.  People always go outside to check out their little slice of heaven.

Jul 10, 2012 01:12 AM #1
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Michael - I'm trying to convince a prospective seller to invest in upgrading a covered patio to an outdoor dining area--making good use of outdoor space certainly makes sense especially in Southern California.

Jul 10, 2012 01:33 AM #2
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Very wise suggestion Michael. We use our patio as extended living space. We have it nicely decorated as you have shown and we do much if not all of our entertaining there. If we decided to move you better believe the patio and yard will be huge selling point! Don’t Forget About Your Patio! SUGGESTED.

It seems I have been black balled from the feature list I hope you get a golden star my friend.

Jul 10, 2012 02:19 AM #3
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Highlighting outdoor living space is an excellent way to make a home more attractive to buyers, and that's a great example above of how it can work.

Jul 10, 2012 02:43 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Belinda -- especially when the property is a townhouse or a condo where outside space is such a premium.

Norma -- they definitely need to listen to you -- a pleasant outdoor space enhances the appeal of a home.

John -- while my outdoor space is limited -- it acts as extension of the two rooms that open to it.  Thanks for hitting suggest -- much appreciated.

Hi Dick -- even in a good market -- sellers need to be able to show off their property -- not just inisde but outside as well. 



Jul 10, 2012 03:10 AM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael, great advice. There were times I was sweeping and using a garden hose to try to improve on a bad situation. This post is very important and hope all your sellers are listening! Loved the photo illustration. It is like "day & night" difference!

Jul 10, 2012 10:18 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- I've grabbed the broom and planted and/or watered the garden and hauled away debris to help --- as we know - it does make a difference!   

Jul 10, 2012 01:11 PM #7
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