From porches and landscaping to outdoor lighting and pathways, how a home presents itself from the outside is an important part of its position in the larger marketplace. The plants, amenities, and hardscapes homeowners value most varies greatly according to climate and lifestyle trends. As lots in many areas of the country are getting smaller, consumers are looking to get the most out of these important spaces. Real estate professionals who can help their clients see the potential of yards, patios, and other outdoor areas will stand out from their competition.