Outdoor Features Buyers Want in Metro DC Homes This Year

Spring is a wonderful time of year in Metro DC, and while it may be hard to believe, summer will be here before we know it! If you’re planning to list your home when the weather is warm, there is one area that you may want to turn your focus to in order to boost buyer interest— the outdoors!

Late spring and summer are ideal for spending days outside in the yard, gathering on the patio or entertaining on the deck and homebuyers will be looking for Washington DC area properties with outdoor spaces to offer. According to a new study, there are several outdoor trends that can help to sell your home this summer and The Estridge Group is happy to share some of them with you below!

Privacy
In past blog posts, we’ve shared how you can boost your curb appeal (including adding privacy!) in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas— and for a great reason! Homebuyers are looking for their outdoor spaces to have an element of privacy, whether that means tall shrubs or hedges or even a gazebo.

Lighting
There is nothing like spending a summer night outdoors under the stars in Metro DC, so you’ll also want to consider adding special lighting to your outdoor spaces. Add lights to the backyard or deck—solar lights are also an option if wiring is not available—to make your home even more inviting as well as safe.

Easy landscaping
Landscaping is a major part of curb appeal, which is known to pique buyer interest when searching for homes in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. However, it’s not just any landscaping— it’s low maintenance and easy upkeep that could seal the deal. Mulch and rocks will keep weeds away, while also reducing water evaporation, and perennials will provide color and charm without needing to be replanted every year.

Fire features
Does your backyard in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Washington DC have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace? This could be a huge selling point for buyers house-hunting this summer! Consider staging your outdoor fireplace or fire pit with chairs around it to suggest the perfect entertaining spot.

Ready to make a move toward selling your Metro DC home? Give The Estridge Group a call!

We are happy to help walk you through the process of preparing your home and what it takes for an easy, seamless home seller experience!

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