Homes listed in May, specifically during the first half of the month, sell more quickly and for higher prices, according to a recent report. If you put your home on the market during this season, you can expect to sell your property for approximately 0.7% more than at any time of the year. This may seem like a tiny percentage, but it usually amounts to more than a thousand dollars for an average home.
This is a great opportunity if you’re selling your home. And if you want to attract potential buyers, you need to stage your deck in a way that allows people to visualize a relaxing and entertaining outdoor area.
Sentry Exteriors, a trusted expert in roofing and gutter guards, lists three tips on how you can effectively stage your deck.
Start With a Clean Deck
Before working on staging ideas, make sure that your deck has been properly cleaned. Remove dirt, sweep off debris and take out leaves or branches that have fallen on your deck. Apply water sealant on your wooden deck to protect it from harsh weather conditions. You should also consider staining your deck at least twice a year if you want to ensure it is able to resist extreme temperatures and repel moisture. With regular maintenance, you can keep your deck in good condition and earn appreciation from potential buyers.
Create a Welcoming Curb Appeal
You can do so by decorating your deck with a beautiful rug or adding throw pillows. If you have an unsightly backdrop, you can try hanging curtains or a garden artwork to soften the look and make it feel cozier. If your home is situated on a busy street or in an area that gets harsh sunlight, you can put up outdoor drapes to conceal these little imperfections.
Also, when staging your deck, don’t forget to look at the bigger picture—your home’s entire exterior. If you’re creating a certain mood, your roofs and exterior walls should be able to play the part as well. Contact your roofing contractors to ensure your roof is in perfect condition.
Think of Your Home’s Night Time Curb Appeal
Your deck should also appeal to potential buyers who visit in the evening. With properly positioned outdoor lighting, you can create a cozy ambiance or highlight the best areas of your home’s exterior. Make sure there’s also sufficient lighting along the steps leading to your deck. Not only will this ensure safety but it can also make your guests feel welcome.
Sentry Exteriors, one of the most trusted roofing and gutter companies in the industry, ensures superior workmanship for every project. Call us at (434) 333-7753 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve customers in Lynchburg, VA and nearby areas.