Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Boston Home Staging Tips for Summer

Staging a home is key to helping potential homebuyers visualize themselves in the space. From rearranging furniture to open up a room to clearing all of the clutter, staging your Boston home will be an important part of your selling strategy, even in the summer months!

Now that we're well into the summer season, that strategy should also be adapted to fit outdoor spaces. In a recent survey by Saber Grills, 1,500 homeowners were polled and 83 percent said outdoor living space is their favorite part of their home, with 81 percent calling the outdoor space "the heart of the home."

As a Boston home seller, it's important to apply the same principles of staging to your outdoor space. If you're new to the concept, start with the following tips for summer staging:

Reupholster Cushions
Every outdoor space is likely to have some furniture and in order to appeal to homebuyers, it should be in great shape. Use outdoor, water-repellent fabrics and change out the cushion covers. This is an easy, inexpensive fix that can quickly update your furniture and transform the feel of the space.

Tend to the Garage
One reason many homebuyers are looking to move this summer is a lack of space. If your Boston home includes a garage, highlight the potential by repainting the walls. An update that takes little effort and little money, a fresh coat of paint can reflect sunshine inside the home and bring homebuyers inside to showcase storage options. "It's important to keep the garage wall white; otherwise it will look cheap and tacky," one interior design expert told Realtor.com.

When selling your home in Boston, you can bring a sense of warmth to your outdoor space by purchasing inexpensive plants. You can place bright flowers outdoors during home tours and showings to appeal to homebuyers and place more of the same flowers inside near entryways to give the whole home a cohesive, consistent feel.

As your Boston real estate expert, I know there is much to be done to prepare a home for the real estate market in Boston. From updating your interior spaces, to making repairs and staging your outdoor living area, homebuyers will notice a home in great condition. Contact me today to discuss what we can do to help your home sell this summer!

Ken Snyder
Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro
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