When you live on Lake Martin, you have the benefit of enjoying gorgeous lake views all day, every day, and you might even have your own dock to enter the lake from! That’ll come in handy this summer. Since many events have been canceled or postponed, it looks like we’ll be spending more time at home or close to home. That has never been simpler when living on Lake Martin. If you’d like help buying a Lake Martin home this summer, give us a call, the Haynie Team!
If you are gearing up to sell your Lake Martin home this summer, or if you just want to improve the space you have for fun times at home, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your outdoor space. This is especially important when selling, as buyers are interested in outdoor space more than ever right now. Here are some steps you can take to improve the space you have:
1. Improve curb appeal. The front of your house is usually the first view potential buyers will see, so it’s important to spruce this up when selling. Spend time mowing/watering/fertilizing your lawn so it is lush and green. Prune bushes and trees, clean up gardens, feature some pots or hanging baskets with flowers. Power wash your siding and walkways/driveway. Repaint your mailbox, front door, garage door, address numbers, etc. if needed.
2. Create outdoor social areas. Most homeowners spend more time outdoors in the summer, so make sure you have seating set up for social events to take place. On a front porch, set up some chairs with a small table. On the back deck or patio, get your outdoor furniture ready for summer. Clean and set up. If selling, set the table for photos. If you have a fire pit, set up chairs around it, clean it up and make it look ready to go. Hang a hammock, or set up some chairs down by the water.
3. Add outdoor features. If you’ve got kids, some features that homeowners have mentioned wanting while sheltering in place are fire pits, play sets, pools, bounce houses or basketball hoops. Higher-end homeowners seek outdoor kitchens, in-ground pools, hot tubs and cabanas. Now is a great time to add features for your family’s enjoyment, or when selling. However, talk to your agent about how much value a new feature would add, as some may not be worth the price.
Enjoy your time outdoors this summer at Lake Martin! It’s a great time to host a backyard barbecue, enjoy a family game night outside, tell stories around a fire, go fishing right from your dock, go boating out on the lake, and enjoy a morning coffee or evening wine from your deck, overlooking the lake.
Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty