House Staging Tips for Your Pool
Most people dream of having a pool where they can relax and entertain. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, you’ve just increased the likelihood that a potential buyer will take an active interest in your house. The most important thing to remember about having a pool is the need to show it in the best light possible. The Laura Castillo Group in Midland, TX has a few tips to help you stage your pool successfully.
Cool, Clear Water
The first thing a potential buyer is going to notice about your pool is the water. It’s extremely important to make sure the water is crystal clear and free of debris. While your house is on the market and being shown to buyers, make sure you clean the pool water frequently. This means skimming it to keep out stray leaves or insects, using the vacuum, and making sure it’s properly filtered.
Safe and Clean Equipment
Do a thorough check of all ladders, steps, and diving boards. Make sure all pool equipment is safe and in good working order. Replace anything that is chipped, pealing, or not attached securely. Don’t forget to check equipment such as filters and hoses. Buyers won’t be impressed with cracked hoses and unsafe looking ladders, and they will give the impression that things haven’t been cared for properly.
Build a Dream
When staging a pool area, it’s your job to create a vision of paradise for potential buyers. You want this pool area to be the stuff dreams are made of when you are done. Bring in beautiful flowers and potted plants. Create seating areas that are alluring and promise days of relaxation. When a buyer leaves your home, you want them unable to get that pool from their mind.
Not Just for Swimming
Consider how a buyer may use the pool area for entertaining. Create an area for a nice looking grill and dining area. When they see this area they’ll imagine themselves surrounded by family and friends, enjoying the pool to its full potential. Add a dining set to the table that compliments the rest of the décor. Don’t forget to add lighting. Many times, a pool party or other type of entertainment will take place during the evening hours. Highlight the fact that this pool area can be used both day and night.
Don’t forget the basics when it comes to staging your pool area. It’s rare to find someone who finds dead grass appealing. Make sure that your lawn is lush and inviting. Keep the grass neatly cut, the weeds pulled, the shrubs trimmed, and any mulched areas fresh. Use stones to create borders. Use shrubs or decorative fences to camouflage equipment that must be used to keep the pool running.
Put Things Away
While you may find all those colorful floats fun, they could distract the buyer from seeing themselves using the pool for relaxation. Store any floats or pool toys neatly. Don’t forget to store pool cleaning tools, as well. There are decorative options for these things that can provide a beautiful and functional addition to the pool area.
Off Season Tips
If you’re showing your home during a time of the year when the pool isn’t in use frequently, you can still show the potential by adding a few elements. Keep the area clean of debris. Add a decorative throw to furniture to highlight the fact that it’s still a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. If you have an outdoor fireplace, light a fire in it just before a showing. This creates warmth and helps a buyer see the potential of the space even when they aren’t actively using the pool.
The best way to make sure your home is being staged to impress potential buyers is to seek the help of someone who knows all about staging success. The Laura Castillo Group has years of experience with knowing what works to catch the eye of a potential buyer. Give Laura Castillo a call today at 806-401-4217.