Sell Your Home Faster This Summer with Creative Outdoor Staging

Posted by Rick on Jun 12th, 2024

Many homeowners focus on decluttering and staging the inside of the house before putting it on the market. While that’s incredibly important, it’s easy to overlook outdoor spaces that are top of mind for summer buyers. Remind your clients that prospective buyers won’t walk through the door if there’s no curb appeal. The team at ReaMark has put together the following real estate marketing ideas for creative outdoor staging. Be sure to include them in your summer postcard campaign or customize your real estate marketing with your own ideas.

Entryways and Front Yards

Don’t underestimate the power of staging entryways and front yards. Here are a few ideas to include in your realtor marketing, such as door hangers and newsletters (now 50% off!):

  • Declutter: You may love your holiday decorations and yard gnomes, but that doesn’t mean buyers will. Keep yard decor to a minimum to make your front yard look organized.
  • Cut the grass: Keep your lawn well-manicured to make the best impact in listing photos and at showings. 
  • Trim bushes and trees: Remove limbs that overhang your home and trim shrubs and bushes long pathways and under your front windows. 
  • Invest in storage: Small sheds are an affordable solution and increase the value of your home. They also give you a place to stow mowers and gardening tools out of sight.
  • Entryway decor: Add colorful pots of flowers or greenery to boost the aesthetic of your entryway. Does your dull door need an upgrade? A fresh coat of paint does wonders for drab door and window frames. Don’t overdo the decor, or you could end up making your entryway look smaller.

Deck Out Your Patios and Decks

Summer buyers want to imagine themselves entertaining guests on a well-maintained patio or deck. So, depersonalize your backyard by putting away toys that belong to your kids and pets. Here are some additional tips to pass onto potential sellers looking to spruce up their backyards:

  • Powerwash hardscapes: Over the years, patios and decks accumulate dirt and debris. Rinse away the years with a powerwasher to create a pristine surface you can use as a backdrop for inviting seating areas and greenery. 
  • Invest in potted plants: Potted plants are easier to install than planted ones. They also give new buyers more options to make the space their own. Add a little color with fresh annuals and perennials from the local gardening center. Hardy petunias, impatiens, and Celosia are gorgeous and bloom all summer long.
  • Add outdoor lighting: From fairy lights to pathway illumination, lighting makes your backyard safer and highlights your outdoor spaces beautifully at night. 
  • Invest in new patio furniture: Get rid of ripped and stained patio furniture and invest in new lounges, tables, and chairs. This will help buyers imagine themselves in the space, and you can take the furniture with you once you make a sale.

Offer to meet with potential buyers to give them tips on how to prepare their outdoor spaces for a fast sale this summer. We would be happy to brainstorm and create postcards and other direct mail pieces highlighting your advice for creating a hot summer listing. If you would like real estate marketing ideas, reach out to the team at ReaMark today.

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.


Search Posts