Adding life to outdoor spaces will help sell the lifestyle of a home. Here are staging tips to help buyers imagine fun gathering spaces, tranquil hideaways, or sleek entertainment coves that are possible with your listing.
Fold up the lawn chairs, roll away the rusty grill, and hide the tiki torches. Inviting, sophisticated outdoor rooms are in high demand among home buyers, and they serve as a way to extend your listing’s living space.
“Outdoor living spaces have become the new ‘great room’ in terms of must-have items for home owners,” American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker noted in a survey on the growing popularity of these spaces. Renters say it’s even a reason to leap into home ownership. Sixty-three percent of young adult renters aged 18 to 34 say outdoor living spaces and decks are “extremely” or “very important” in deciding which home to buy, according to the PulteGroup Home Index Survey.
Read Melissa Dittmann Tracey’s full article & slideshow at Realtor Magazine.