By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz
Sadly, summer is officially over. However, if your home is currently on the market, now is not the time to bring your outdoor living space to an end for the year. If you do that, you’re taking away one of the selling features of your home.
At one time, buyers were just looking for a decent-sized yard. Today, on the other hand, they are reaching beyond just the basics. Buyers want attractive outdoor living spaces that they can use for both entertaining and relaxing. The longer you can keep this area set up for showings with outdoor furniture and accessories, the better.
Which one of these photos looks more inviting to potential buyers?
By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic
Showings typically take place during the day, but you can help sellers make their home stand out by suggesting exterior lighting that will not only improve security but also highlight the elegance of their home and its landscaping in the twilight.
For tips on boosting outdoor lighting for safety and curb appeal, head to the REALTOR® Content Resource, the new tool powered by HouseLogic, where your NAR membership entitles you to download free homeownership content for your consumer Web site, blog, or e-newsletter. Here are just a few of the tips available now:
Strive for a “moonlight effect.” This naturalistic look features light no more intense than that of a full moon, but strong enough to make beautiful shadows and intense highlights.
Highlight trees. Whether illumined from below or given presence by a light mounted in the tree itself, trees make stunning features. Continue reading »