Why You Need A Porch Swing When Selling Your Home

Why You Need A Porch Swing When Selling Your Home

If your home is on the market you may already know how tough it is to sell right now. Your probably competing with dozens of homes in your neighborhood, which means you need every competive advantage to make your home stand out. You may not have thought about a porch swing as a means of selling your home,but savvy real estate agents will tell you that there is no detail that's too small when your on the market. Home stagers are in high demand these days as making a home appear its best will mean getting more buyers through the door which in turn translates into a potential sale. Buyers need to imagine how every space in the home will look, which means that rooms shouldn't be vacant. This is one reason why porch swings are so important;they keep the porch from looking vacant and uninviting. The right porch swings can play up a home's space and make every square inch seem useable and welcoming. When a potential buyer pulls up to the front of the house,if they don't like what they see, they can easily just keep driving. However if there are a nice porch swing, along with potted plants and some welcoming touches,they are more inclined to stop by and see what else is inside the home. Using a porch swing also makes your home seem as if it has more square footage.Your porch is no longer a place to usher persons inside the door but it becomes ann additional room of your home,one more homeowner can sit at night or where they can even entertain guests. They may veiw your house as being bigger and roomier than another house on the market,even if you have the same square footage! By using a porch swing in this way your giving yourself an additional room and are standing out from the competition. Choosing the right porch swing will be vital when your attempting to stage your home for the market. A discount retail swing may have the opposite effect, as it may make your home seem cheap and outdated. Instead, you want a porch swing that are of high quality and make a person feel welcome when they arrive. Old-fashioned wooden ones are good for any home as they are nicely sized,durable, and go with just about any decor or style of a home. Remember that a porch swing alone isn't enough to stage the front of your home;they won't look inviting if it is buried under clutter or if the home itself is in disrepair. Consider a good cleaning of the front of the home and some new paint if necessary. Pair your porch swing with a nice table and some fresh flowerboxes as well as some colorful outdoor cushions so that your home seems inviting and is the one the buyer wants!

About the Builder

Doug Mrock

Owner and Forth Generation Mrock. I always say, "There is no better feeling then sitting on your porch swing."

  1. Ron Rea says

    Hi Doug,

    When selling a home people pay close attention to every detail of their house. Usually the entire house is “STAGED” for maximum appeal. The walls are painted, carpets are cleaned and all clutter is removed to allow the house to appear bigger. With so many “HOUSES” on the market making your “HOME” stand out is critical in selling your “HOME” When people see your Beautiful OAK swing hanging on the porch it says WARMTH and COMFORT! Thank you for taking such care in every swing you make! You make a DIFFERENCE!

    Ron Rea


    • Doug Mrock says

      Thank you Ron for your kind words. Sometimes the little added touches make the biggest difference in all things,weather its selling a house or leaving a note in your childs lunch box saying “I love you”. Doug


  2. Doug Mrock says

    Thank you, I try to help people realize that something as simple as a porch swing can make such a big diffrence.Thank you,Doug


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