Outdoor Spaces When You Are Selling Your Home

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Home Stager with Rooms With Style

It's finally summer and with the brutal winter that occurred throughout most of the upper Midwest and beyond, people want to be outside. When working with sellers, one of the things I advise them on during a Home Staging Consultation is to treat almost any outdoor living space as additional square footage.

 

I know it is not counted towards the square footage total in valuing your home, but many buyers gravitate towards the outdoor spaces and you need to give them priority.

 

Whether it is a deck, patio, screened in porch or front porch, they all need to be addressed.

 

With a front porch it is the first thing the buyer sees and it creates such a homey, cozy spot that they can see themselves enjoying quiet time with a cup of tea or a book and watching the world go by.  wicker-furniture-on-the-patio-with-a-samovar

 

If it is a back deck or patio it invites them to spend a balmy summer night barbecuing with friends, making s'mores with kids or taking a nap.

 

outdoor dining table

 

 

 

 

 These areas should have flowers but also furniture. A dining table perhaps, chairs for gathering, and don't forget the throw pillows!! Outdoor throw pillows can be purchased anywhere for very little dollars and they add fun, zest and ambiance.

 

 

Okay okay you don't need as many as me. LOL

 

 

Outdoor Throw Pillows

 

 

Take a look at your outdoor space and get it in top selling condition along with the rest of your home; and don't forget to keep it spider and cobweb free. :)

 

 

Outdoor chairs

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Shar - however the preparation to  sizzle occurs that "steak" in a home for sale is important when the table is set.  That value extends beyond season,  

Jun 10, 2019 09:19 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Shar. I think this is terrific. You clearly are a pillow person and your space looks great.

Jun 10, 2019 09:52 AM #2
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Lyn Sims
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Great advice to not ignore the outside space which will be more & more important when summer is here.

Jun 10, 2019 10:45 AM #3
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Shar in my area we use our outdoor spaces all year round. Our outdoor patio's and front porch are always 'staged' and ready to welcome and host a lot of fun people!

Jun 10, 2019 03:07 PM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a valuable reminder. And those outdoor spots are often the most popular with buyers.  

Jun 10, 2019 04:48 PM #5
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Leif Price
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The outdoor spots mentioned here are what some home buyers tend to look to. Great info.

Jun 10, 2019 06:39 PM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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I do think outdoor space needs to be prepared just as carefully as indoor.

Jun 11, 2019 03:17 AM #7
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