Summer Home Staging Tips

The real estate market is heating up and temperatures are, too SLIGHTY. We’ve got a fresh batch of home staging tips that will help your sellers get their homes sold during the summer months. And, in classic Murney fashion, we’ve had a little fun with it and added some actual listing photos that show you what NOT to do!

Clean the Pool

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Now is the time to show prospective buyers just how inviting and wonderful your pool is. Make sure it’s sparking and spotless, stash the kids’ toys and set up an inviting seating area nearby.

Tame the Wilderness

(Backyard comes with sugarcane forest and makeshift soccer goal. House optional.)

Visiting buyers expect to see your yard in all its glory during this time of year. Make sure hedges are trimmed, the lawn is green and beds are clean. Plant inexpensive flowers in bright colors to draw eyes to the very best parts of your yard. Cut back any plants that are blocking windows.

Prep the Deck

(Dreamy hot-weather workouts await!)

Summer months are the best time to virtually increase your square footage by using outdoor living space to your advantage. Power wash the deck or patio, knock down spider webs and clean your outdoor furniture. Create a space that invites visitors to imagine themselves relaxing outdoors. Chairs, flowers, pillows, candles… small touches can make a big difference.

Lighten Up

(At last, the perfect summer listing for vampires.)

Make the most of summer sunshine by lightening up around the house. Swap out dark towels, blankets and curtains for lighter colors. Add a bright rug or some new throw pillows that celebrate the season. Fresh flowers are always a good idea.

Wash the Windows

Of course, you should clean the windows no matter what the season, but in the summer this step is especially important. All that sunlight streaming in can make smudges and smears more obvious. Dirty windows make buyers wonder if anything else is actually clean.

What are your top staging tips for summer that will help more listings get sold? Share them below!

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