What Should I Do Outside My Myrtle Beach Home Before Selling It?

Curb appealSelling your home in Myrtle Beach requires strategic preparation to get the best results. While you can certainly sell your home in a desirable location like this, to get the best offers from your ideal buyers you might need to give your home some TLC before the listing. We can help you create a plan to make the exterior of your home shine and attract the buyers you want.

Contact us any time to find out the current market value of your home or create a personalized plan to successfully sell your home in Myrtle Beach. For some general tips based on our years of experience, consider this list of exterior projects you can take on to boost the curb appeal and value of your home. 

Coastal Charm

Myrtle Beach's coastal charm is one of its most prominent selling points. Potential buyers are often drawn to the area's pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and inviting atmosphere. By enhancing your home's curb appeal and exterior features with this coastal setting in mind, you can capitalize on this natural beauty and create a captivating first impression that resonates with prospective buyers.

Consider incorporating native plants and traditional regional design to show buyers your home is the quintessential Myrtle Beach home. You can also subtly showcase the coastal theme by adding nautical-inspired fixtures, driftwood accents, beach-themed artwork, and decorative items such as shells, starfish, and sea glass to infuse your home with coastal charm.

From manicured lawns and vibrant flower beds to well-maintained driveways and inviting front porches, every aspect of your home's exterior contributes to its overall appeal. Investing in landscaping, exterior paint, and outdoor lighting can elevate your home's aesthetic appeal and showcase its potential in the competitive Myrtle Beach real estate market.

Outdoor Living Spaces 

Myrtle Beach offers a climate in which residents can enjoy being outside just about any time of the year. Because of this, many buyers are looking for homes with outdoor living spaces that expand the functional square footage of the home and allow them to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. 

If your home has a place to create a seating area, outdoor kitchen, or other entertaining space, consider staging one. Even if you don't do a major landscaping and hardscaping project to create a new feature, a minimal investment in staging the back deck or patio as a dining area or the front porch as a peaceful retreat can increase the appeal of your home and help your buyers imagine themselves thriving in it. 

Cleaning and Freshening Up

Don't underestimate the impact of simply cleaning up the exterior of your home. Meticulous lawn maintenance, paint touch ups, minor repairs, and power washing can go a long way toward a better first impression. 

Buyers will immediately look at the exterior of your home and make assumptions about the overall condition of it. Some common areas that might need attention are:

  • Faded, ripped, or damaged decor
  • Weeds and overgrown landscaping
  • Chipping paint
  • Dented or crooked mailbox
  • House address letters missing or damaged
  • Cracks and stains on walkways or driveways
  • Sagging fences or gutters


During the time your home is on the market, you may need to focus on keeping the exterior ready for a showing. While being ready for the online listing photos is key, if a buyer comes to view the home a few weeks post photo shoot it should look virtually the same. 

We know exterior maintenance can be time consuming, or not possible for you in some cases. Consider hiring a lawn care maintenance team for the time your home is on the market to keep it showing-ready. 

Ready to learn more about selling your Myrtle Beach home? Contact us any time.

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