Now that it’s summertime, outdoor spaces are in high demand on the Albuquerque real estate market. Having a pool, patio, or outdoor kitchen can instantly add value to your property, especially if you know how to market your outdoor space to potential home buyers! These tips can help you show off all that your outdoor entertaining space has to offer — and get you more money for your Albuquerque home at closing.
1. Spruce Up Your Pool, Deck, or Patio
Your backyard doesn’t have to look like HGTV’s Dream Home, but it should look its best when you sell your home. Pull up any weeds, power-wash your patio, and clean off any debris lying on your outdoor furniture.
2. Go the Extra Mile
To truly make your home stand out from the competition, deep clean all the nooks and crannies of your outdoor entertaining spaces. Potential home buyers will take notice of spiderwebs, grease on the grill, or sticky spots on tables and outdoor kitchen counters, so a completely clean outdoor space will help your home make a great first impression.
3. Show Home Buyers How to Use the Space
Home staging isn’t just reserved for your living room. It also applies to your outdoor spaces! Consider defining areas of your patio or pool deck with meticulously placed furniture, tables, or even potted plants. If you have a pool with plenty of space around it, show that the pool deck is the perfect place to soak up the sun or host a dinner party outdoors.
4. Add Any Finishing Touches
You don’t have to break the bank to beautify your outdoor spaces. Instead, focus on small details that will make a big difference. Here are a few finishing touches to consider:
- Buy new furniture coverings, especially if your current coverings are old and faded from the sun.
- Add potted plants for a splash of color in your backyard.
- Edge the grass around your patio or pool deck.
- Upgrade your outdoor lighting to create that “wow!” effect in person and in your listing photos.
Selling Your Albuquerque Home? We Can Help!
As Albuquerque real estate professionals with more than 44 years of combined experience, we know what buyers are looking for when it comes to spaces like pools, patios, or outdoor kitchens. We would be happy to provide you with even more staging and curb appeal tips to help you sell your home quickly and for more money. Contact us at (505) 235-9398 and let’s talk!