Tips for Home Staging in the Summer

Posted by Justin Havre. on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 8:01am.

Summer is one of the best times to make your home look its best. Your garden is growing, the trees are full, your lawn is green and lush and on most days the sun is shining on all of this beauty. Home staging can be done on both the exterior and the interior at this time of year to make your home stand out from the rest of the crowd. A staged home can sell 78% faster than other homes that haven't been staged so follow these tips to make your house look super!

1. Keep up with the lawn maintenance

Think about the curb appeal that you want to present. A little lawn maintenance goes a long way when you're presenting your home in the summer. At any time a buyer may be driving by your home and you’ll want him to see it at its absolute best. Keep the lawn mowed, trim your hedges and prune your trees!

2. Keep an eye on the kids' toys

If you have kids, you know how quickly toys can accumulate on the lawn, the porch or in the driveway. Try to keep the toy clutter outside down to a dull roar until your home has been sold. Toys strewn about can make your home look like an eyesore even though you have spent hours maintaining your lawn, trees, shrubs and garden.

3. Make sure your house number is visible

Make sure that your home is easy to find by potential buyers. Look at your home numbers in both the daytime and in the evening. Are they easy to read? If not, it’s very simple to replace them and doesn’t cost a lot. You don't want anyone to have a hard time finding your home. It can be frustrating if someone is trying to look for your home and can’t see the numbers. The last thing you'll want to deal with is a potential buyer that is frustrated before he even enters your home.

4. Keep your porch and deck clean and tidy

Declutter your deck and your porch if you have to and do any necessary repairs. Many potential buyers will be paying special attention to the places where they can spend some time outdoors when they're looking at your home during the summer months. You can also stage your deck by adding summery pillows to your patio furniture!

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