Thinking of selling a luxury home in Central Florida? Then it’s time you learned about one of the latest home-buying trends—outdoor spaces. If you’re the owner of a Florida luxury home, chances are, you’ve got some pretty amazing outdoor space. Now, here’s how you use that space to sell your home.
How Do Outdoor Spaces Sell Homes?
People don’t buy homes for the land around them—do they? If they live in Florida, they sure might! The weather is absolutely beautiful here, and with blue skies, swaying palms, and lush green lawn all around, who doesn’t want to be outside to enjoy the great outdoors? And there’s no better, easier way to get outside than with some great outdoor spaces around your own home. It’s no wonder more and more home buyers are considering porches, patios, decks, and lawns to be home requirements.
It’s All in How You Show Them
If you’re not using your deck, yard, pool, or patio to sell your home, you’re doing it wrong. Don’t neglect one of your home’s most important features! Make sure you make your outdoor space a focal point for every home tour by painting a picture for your buyers than enables them to imagine sunning on the pool deck, entertaining friends by the outdoor fireplace, hosting a barbecue in the outdoor kitchen, or enjoying some morning sunshine on your front porch. Here’s how you do it.
An empty deck is just that. Empty. Help buyers imagine their lives in your home by creating usable spaces. Add furniture, outdoor cookware, plants and decor, and more.
Make them Functional
Establish a purpose to each space. Add a grill or cooking space to create a kitchen. Have some shade? Add seating for a den. Plenty of space? A table and chairs set the scene for a dining room.
Create an Indoor/Outdoor Experience
Have a living room or family room that opens to the outdoors? This is one of the most valuable places to have access to the outdoors as they’re typically the places where you spend the most time. Create a seamless transition between your indoor space and your outdoor space by decorating with similar styles and furniture, using outdoor rugs, or adding throw pillows and blankets to furniture. And make sure you open the doors wide during showings!
Highlight the Best Features of Your Outdoor Spaces
- Replacing old furniture or cushions.
- Removing clutter and clean or powerwash your deck or patio.
- Improving your lighting by increasing ambient lighting with ground lighting, yard lighting, or safety lighting. Consider using LED energy-efficient bulbs.
- Landscaping. Mulch, mow, trim shrubs and trees, plant flowers, or even consider an “edible garden” of vegetables or fruits.
- Lawn alternatives, like low-maintenance turf grass. No need for watering, mowing, weeding, or dangerous pesticides!
- Sealing and staining your deck, or adding a deck or patio if you don’t have one.
- Playing (soft) music during showings.
It’s Time to Make Your Outdoor Spaces SHINE!
Ready to bring out the best in your home’s already outstanding features? If you want to sell your home faster and for more money, then it’s time to start preparing! That means reading up on staging tips, learning what other homes are selling for in your neighborhood, finding out the true value of your home, and contacting Dana Bradley to list your home.