Universal Staging Principles

How do you stage an outdoor, in-ground swimming pool in the backyard of a “For Sale” home?

The same way you stage anything else: by adding accents, focal points, and color ” and removing clutter.

For an outdoor pool, that means opening up any poolside umbrellas, arranging nearby lawn chairs, and throwing a beach ball (or two) into the pool.

P.S.: the seasons in Minnesota don’t necessarily cooperate, but the best pool staging advice is “open and in use” vs. “covered for the winter.”

See also, “Home Seller (and Staging Client):  “It Looks So Good, Now I Don’t Want to Move!“; “Savvy Staging Strategy #7”; “How Home Sellers Can Tell If They Need Staging Advice”; and “Staging Secret #18.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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