When you’re getting ready to sell your home in DC Ranch, there’s a good chance that your REALTOR® will talk to you about home staging – and that includes your front porch. Here’s a quick overview on how to stage your front porch to sell your home this fall.
How to Stage Your Front Porch to Sell Your Home in Fall
Staging – the act of making your home appeal to the widest possible audience of prospective buyers – is absolutely necessary if you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. That means going through every part of your home (including your front porch) and making it as attractive as you can.
Remember, the first impression buyers get of your home is when they pull up at the curb. That means your front porch has to look welcoming and well-maintained.
This guide gives you five tips on staging your front porch to help sell your home this fall:
- Clean everything
- Touch up your trim
- Replace hardware
- Put out plants
- Choose the right accessories
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 to Stage Your Front Porch in Fall: Clean Everything
Your entire porch, where prospective buyers will wait for their own REALTOR to let them in, needs to be spotless. Check for cobwebs, dust, dirt and grime everywhere; it won’t hurt to take away all your furniture and decor to spray down your entire front porch with a hose. Then, clean your front windows inside and out – you want them to sparkle as buyers are pulling up to your home.
Tip #2 to Stage Your Front Porch in Fall: Touch Up Your Trim
The trim around your windows and doors, as well as your stair railing and any other trim on the porch, should be freshly painted and in good shape. If you notice chipping or cracked paint, touch it up before you list your home. If those items are metal, make sure they’re polished and looking their best.
Tip #3 to Stage Your Front Porch in Fall: Replace Hardware
Hardware (such as your light fixture, doorbell and house numbers) should be modern and clean. If yours is looking a bit dated, it’s time to find replacements at your favorite home improvement store. The good news is that you can replace an outdoor light fixture yourself (in most cases) in a matter of an hour; the same is true with house numbers and doorbell casings.
Tip #4 to Stage Your Front Porch in Fall: Put Out Plants
If you don’t already have local plants on your porch, now is a great time to put them out. Ideally, you’ll be able to bring a bit of color to the space. Think about adding potted plants such as:
Tip #5 to Stage Your Front Porch in Fall: Choose the Right Accessories
You want your porch to be an extension of your home, and that means you have to show buyers that it’s a great place to spend time when the weather is just right. If you don’t already have seating on your porch, now’s a great time to invest in a small set that’ll go with you when you move. Add super-soft cushions in bright fall colors, put a decorative accessory or two on the table, and watch buyers fall in love. While you’re at it, invest in a new welcome mat for your front door.
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