If you’re selling your home in DC Ranch this year, you know that a swimming pool can be a huge selling point – but only if you stage it properly. That means making it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers, which this guide explains.
How to Stage Your Swimming Pool to Sell Your Home in DC Ranch
Making your swimming pool inviting can go a long way toward helping you sell your home. Ideally, you’ll be able to show buyers that your pool is clean, in great shape, easy to maintain and exceptionally fun (or relaxing) to use.
First things first, though: If you’re selling a home in DC Ranch with a pool, you need to make sure it’s spotlessly clean. That may mean hiring a professional pool cleaning service – if you don’t use one already – to come out and give the whole area a once-over. From there, it’s important to set the scene for fun and relaxation. You can use these tips to stage your swimming pool:
- Arrange patio furniture in conversational groups, and include seating with a great view of the water
- Finding great storage options for toys and towels
- Adding evening lighting
Here’s a closer look at each.
Swimming Pool Staging Tip #1: Arrange Patio Furniture Properly
Patio furniture is important because it allows you to show buyers how they can enjoy the space after they buy your home. They know your furniture will go with you when you move (unless you agree to leave it because you won’t have a pool at your new place), but seeing a great setup can spark a buyer’s imagination.
Consider freshening up the cushions on your existing patio furniture or investing in some new throw pillows. Arrange lounge furniture facing the pool, and make sure there’s table space for drinks, books and devices. Also consider setting up furniture in a conversational group, such as around a table or portable fire pit, so prospective buyers can see themselves entertaining in the space.
Swimming Pool Staging Tip #2: Use Irresistible Storage Options
Storage is important for the pool area, so show prospective buyers there’s a place for everything. Corral all the pool toys and floats in one bin – preferably one that matches your patio furniture. You’ll also want to add storage for pool towels and make sure that it’s obvious. Invest in bins that open from the side and feature clear doors; that way, the bright colors of beach towels will pull double-duty by making the storage one of the key focal points on the patio. (Other creative options include using outdoor wine racks to store pool towels, but if you take this route, make sure it’s enclosed. Otherwise, you can place it just inside the door to the patio.)
Swimming Pool Staging Tip #3: Add Evening Lighting
Buyers love the idea of entertaining outdoors, even if they won’t realistically do it often. That means adding evening lighting to your pool area can be a huge selling point. Consider hiring a professional to hang string lights above the pool or placing torches in strategic locations around the patio. You may want to add uplighting on your landscape features, too.
Pro Tip: If your swimming pool has a water feature, turn it on before buyers visit for a tour.
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