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This summer, it’s all about outdoor living space – and if you’re selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll need to capitalize on that.

How to Make the Most of Backyard Living Space

If your home has outdoor living space – even if you don’t use it very often – you’re very fortunate. That’s what buyers are really looking for, and now, it’s your job to spruce it up and make it as appealing as possible.

How to Stage Your Outdoor Living Space

First things first. Your entire space needs to be spotlessly clean. Make sure:


  • Your grass is neatly trimmed
  • Kids’ toys are all stored and out of the yard
  • Walkways are swept and free from debris
  • There are no pet messes in the grass
  • Your lawn furniture is clean


After your outdoor space is clean, you can start staging it to sell.


If you don’t have a fire pit or a table, it may be a good idea to talk to your Realtor® about investing in either (or both). Buyers need a little help in the imagination department, which means you can help them visualize a space’s purpose by setting it up to entertain.


Think about lighting, too. Would tiki torches or hanging lanterns look good in your backyard? Candles on the table?


If you don’t have much color in the yard, it might be a good idea to place potted plants in strategic locations. You can talk to your Realtor about what’s best, but generally, something colorful near the back door and a few pops of color along walkways or paths can really create a sense of balance and fun.


Investing in these things now can help you sell your home faster when it’s time to go – and you can use them in your next home, too.


Do You Need to Talk to a Realtor About Selling Your Home in Long Beach or Lakewood?


If you’re thinking about selling your home in Long Beach or Lakewood, we can help. Call us at 562-882-1581 to tell us about your house and how quickly you’d like to sell it – we’ll start developing a winning marketing strategy that helps you sell it at just the right price. We’ll also tell you exactly how much your home is worth on today’s market so you know how to set your price.


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