Australians love to entertain and relax outdoors, which is why when it comes to selling, taking the time to present the outside of your home is just as crucial as the interior staging process. Here are some of the most effective ways you can maximise buyer interest by focussing on your outdoor area.
Clean it up
A well-presented outdoor area will show buyers that the home has been lovingly cared for. Knock down cobwebs and pressure wash paved areas such as walkways and patios to remove stubborn stains and dirt. Pools and spas should also be cleaned and treated regularly, ensuring the water is clear and blue.
Tend the garden
Landscape presentation is everything when it comes to creating an inviting outdoor space. Ensure plants are well maintained and that your garden beds are neat and tidy. Prune, pull out weeds, remove dead trees and branches, mow lawns and apply some fresh mulch.
Add furniture & décor
Furnishing will show a buyer how they might use the area. From banana lounges to dining tables, ottomans and fire pits, keep it simple with neutral pieces and add a few pops of colour using cushions and tableware.
It’s important to invest a little time and money in refreshing certain areas of your home as anything in obvious need of repair won’t appeal to buyers. Apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to fences or decking, secure loose boards and railings, and replace light bulbs.