With staged listings moving off the market 78 percent faster than those that are not, it is important to present homes in their best light. Point 2 notes that the summer selling season has its own particular implications for home staging — such as the importance of a well-maintained lawn, sparkling clear windows, and clean pool. The firm also recommends paying special attention to the deck, as drawing focus to outdoor living space can visually increase a home’s square footage. One tip is to spruce up the patio furniture with new cushions. Meanwhile, outdoor lighting — including the porch light — can help emphasize the property’s best features. Finally, Point 2 suggests adding a pop of color with flower boxes, giving the front door a fresh coat of paint, laying out a new welcome mat, and ensuring that the house numbers can be seen from the street. | Read More