Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! And with the sun shining and the weather getting warm, home buyers are on the prowl once again. If you’re thinking of selling your home in Plymouth, Canton, or Novi, now is the time to list. But before you put your home on the market, learn more about how your outdoor spaces can truly make your home shine!
Why Outdoor Spaces Are So Important to Buyers
When buyers come to look at a home, they’re looking at the house, right? The kitchen, the bedrooms, the living room… But what about the porch or deck? The backyard? Almost as important as the interior of your home are those enjoyable little spaces that allow buyers to appreciate the great outdoors—without ever having to leave home.
Staging Outdoor Spaces
You know they’re important, now let’s make them look fabulous. Add furniture to porches, decks, or patios, or replace old, worn furniture or cushions with new outdoor furniture. You may also want to upgrade your lighting so that your spaces are enjoyable (and safe) after dark. Even simple things, like adding a flower pot to a deck or a flower bed to a garden can bright bright color and scenery to an outdoor space.
Showcasing a Lifestyle
Perhaps even more important than decorating an area is showing how it will be used. If you have a large deck, consider adding a dining table and setting it. Add a fireplace or fire pit to your patio and use seating to create the sense of a warm gathering area. You can even use mood music, or if you want to do a little upgrading, outlets or charge ports can make your outdoor spaces more connected.
Using Small Spaces
It’s not just about the big backyard or deck. Have a small porch or nook that gets great sunlight? Set out a chair and table with some magazines or books to show a nice reading spot. Get creative; even the smallest spaces can be perfect for watching sunrises or sunsets, listening to birds, or just basking in the afternoon sunlight.
Ready to Really Wow Your Buyers & Sell Your Home?
Then it’s time to contact The Knight Team! As your Plymouth, Canton, and Novi real estate experts, we’re here to help you sell your home faster and for more money. Call us today to learn the value of your home or to list your home with us.