Selling your home in the summer offers you a great opportunity to create an inviting outdoor living space. With warmer weather, people enjoy spending time outside and an inviting patio or deck can be a real bonus when looking for a new home. Northern climates definitely want to take advantage of the beauty and warmth of outdoor living because the summer months are short.

Stage your deck or patio to show off the space. Patio furniture, BBQ grills and a porch swing offer buyers an opportunity to see how they can use the space. Make sure the flooring and surrounding area is clean, tidy and free of debris before staging for maximum potential.