Tips For Staging a Home's Exterior

Written by Posted On Friday, 14 April 2023 14:12
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Helpful Exterior Home Staging Tips

Before your home is listed, there are some things you should do to make sure you get the best price. Taking the time to stage a home could make a huge difference to the amount you sell your home for.

But what should you do when staging a home for sale? Getting staging advice for the inside and outside of your property is essential.

Our exterior staging tips will help you make the most of the outside space so that your home spends less time on the market. Real Estate agents always talk about curb appeal to their seller clients.

In my experience as a Realtor for the past thirty-seven years, you can see the pride of ownership in a home's exterior. Usually, when the outside looks good, you can expect the insider to match.

It will be a home-selling mistake if you don't make your property look worthy in the eyes of buyers visiting.

Outdoor Spaces are Important to Stage

Though buyers will be focused on the home's interior, the exterior is the first thing they will see. The first impression a buyer gets will shape their overall opinion and help them decide if they want to make an offer.

Clean/Paint The Fencing

If you have a fence on the borderlines of your property, you will want to ensure that it is not looking beat up or run down. Take the time to touch up any areas that need addressing. Any rotted wood should be replaced.

Clean Thoroughly

As well as deep cleaning the interior of your home, the outside needs similar attention. Clean the windows, clear the gutters, sweep the paths and use a pressure washer on the deck and other areas.


Decluttering is crucial outside as well as inside your home. Put away yard equipment, grills, toys, trash cans, and any other clutter that doesn’t need to be in the yard.

If there is any junk, get it removed. Hire a junk removal company if you need to.


Potential buyers are more likely to make an offer if they can imagine themselves living in your home. If you have personal items around the home or in your yard, it will be harder for them to imagine their life on the property.

Tidy Up

When you have removed items you don’t need and cleaned, there will still be some things you can do to make your garden look its best. Ensure the lawn is mowed, bushes and trees trimmed, rake leaves, and remove the weeds.

Water Features Are Nice

If your garden has a pond, fountain, or pool, it can help sell your home. Though if the water is filled with algae or leaves, it could put off buyers. Make sure pumps are working and change filters.

Have that water looking crystal clear!

Add Some Color

If your garden looks uninspired, it can easily be brightened with potted plants. While you could hire a professional to landscape your garden, potted plants are a cheap and effective way to make the space more appealing.

Add some color by visiting the local Home Depot or Lowe's and picking up colorful perennials or annuals.

Creating Defined Living Areas

Define spaces in your garden to help buyers see the potential. You can use house exterior staging to give buyers ideas about how they might use the space and more reasons to choose your home.

Maximize Your Seating

If you have decking or a patio, outdoor seating can emphasize how the area can be used. Buyers can imagine themselves relaxing on a summer evening or entertaining friends.

There are many furniture options to choose from, depending on the space. For instance, a large yard could benefit from a fire pit surrounded by comfortable seating.

Accessorize Your Furniture

To make the most of your garden furniture, accessories can improve the appearance and add the final touch. Throw pillows can help make the yard and your furniture more inviting.

Enhance Your Lighting

If your outside space lacks lighting, you could be missing an opportunity. Outside lights can make the most of the yard space, helping buyers imagine entertaining friends in the garden. While most showings will happen during daylight hours, it is still a feature that can help sell your home.

Final Thoughts on Staging a Home's Exterior

Sometimes people spend so much time making their interior look great they forget about the exterior. The buyer's first impression must be a positive one. The time and effort spent making the outside look special will be worth it in the long run.

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