Don’t Forget the Backyard When Selling Your Magnolia TX Home

Much has been written about the importance of curb appeal when you’re selling your Magnolia TX home, but the need for backyard appeal, especially for summer sales, has too often been overlooked.  While the front of your home can be the first step in attracting potential buyers, backyards, which play an increasingly important role in our lives, can play a key role in a buyer’s perception of a potential home. Given the current enthusiasm for outdoor spaces for family enjoyment and entertaining, it makes good selling sense to evaluate the landscaping and outdoor spaces (high priorities for about 50 percent of buyers) of your Magnolia TX home.

What specific features do Realtors see as being most attractive to buyers? Although responses vary according to location, size, and price of the Magnolia TX home, the top choice is generally a backyard that offers an attractive seating area, something that could take various forms – a brick or stone patio, tiered deck, open porch, or even a gazebo. Click here for visual ideas for appealing seating spaces.

Potential buyers are also impressed when an indoor entertaining area flows naturally into the complementary outdoor area, whether it’s a patio, gazebo, or deck.  Lighting makes these outdoor seating spaces even more appealing, creating visual interest and making the area more usable in the evening.  In addition, today’s buyers seem to respond positively to a water feature, even if it is only a simple birdbath.

Landscaping that enhances privacy is another way to make the backyard of your Magnolia TX home more attractive, something that can be achieved with fencing and/or plants.  Want more?  The My Home Ideas website offers 65 suggestions—photos included—to add ambiance to your backyard.  Think outdoor dining, mood, a romantic nook, weather-resistant furniture and fabric, poolside lounging, bamboo, and verandas as you investigate the wealth of information on this site.

It goes without saying, of course, that in addition to adding special features to your yard, it is very important for you maintain the area in an attractive manner. Keep weeds at bay, touch up mulch, prune overgrown trees and shrubs, and spruce up outdoor containers.  Clean up water features. Get rid of any visible algae, remove leaves, and clean filters so that the water is crystal clear.  Consider buying or renting a power washer to clean paved surfaces, fences, brick, and vinyl siding and make them look like new.

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Whether you are new to the Magnolia Texas real estate market, thinking of moving up, or you’re an experienced investor, Pam Sitterly has the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you buy Magnolia TX real estate for sale or market Magnolia TX homes for sale. Enthusiasm, knowledge of the area and personal concern for her client’s interests combine to make Pam an outstanding resource for your real estate transactions.

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