Staging Tips for Your New Smyrna Beach Real Estate Sale
Top 7 low cost strategies to make your New Smyrna Beach home more appealing are sure to have your potential buyers saying WOW!
1 - You Only Have One Chance To Make A First Impression: Homebuyers are not only looking to see if your home is right for them, they are inspecting your home for the defects. it's a fact that if a homebuyer sees something wrong they will over estimate the cost repairs and painting. It's more cost effective to prepare your home and have it looking it's best to acheive a quicker sale and better price.
- Mow the lawn and trim the bushes - especially the ones that block your windows and diminish sunlight.
- Purchase a new doormat.
- Add a bright pot of flowers to your front porch.
- Powerwash your driveway and sidewalk.
- Edge the grass around walk and trees, add fresh mulch to your planting beds.
- Updgrade the outdoor lighting for a feeling of safety (yes, buyers drive by your home at night too) and to add dramatic effect.
2 - Give yourself the "White Glove Challenge": Clean your home from top to bottom... Inspect for cobwebs in the corners, dust light fixtures and ceiling fans, replace burned out bulbs, wipe the baseboards and vacuum under the furniture. A small investment of time and a thorough cleaning will get your home looking its best for homebuyers.
3 - Kitchens & Baths Sell Homes: Once you put your New Smyrna Beach condo (house) on the market, it's no longer your home, it's a product. If you've ever been in a model home, the kitchens and baths are stagged to look luxurious and inviting. Although few people don't live without their coffee pot or toothbrush on the counter, while you're home is being shown to potential New Smyrna Beach home buyers, you need to give buyers the appearance of perfection and put those items away.
4 - Living Large: When it comes to home decor and selling your home, less is more. Uncluttered, neat, organized rooms photograph better and look better in virtual tours. With over 90% of homebuyers beginning their search online, you need appealing photos to encourage homebuyers to take the time to come and look at your property in person. Start editing your belongings and packing up before you let anyone through the front door. Less clutter, furniture and belongings make rooms and closets look bigger and in this case, bigger is better.
5 - Set The Mood: Think of a showing at your home as a date, the buyers are actualling coming to see if they want to enter a long term relationship with your home - if you've ever been on a first date, you will know what to do. If you live on the ocean, open up the windows and let the natural sounds of the sea great buyers or select some soft background music on your stereo or tv to help them relax. Freshen up with a plug-in here or there and make sure if you have cats, the litter is fresh. If it's hot and humid set the thermostat a little lower than normal and give buyers an escape from the elements, they may decide that they never want to leave.
6 - Let The Sun Shine In: This doesn't really need an explanation, but here it is. Open the blinds, shades and curtins and let the light shine. Turn on all the lights and make sure your windows are clean.
7 - Hit The Road: Saving the best and easiest for last. The best way for buyers to form a connection with your home is for you to not be within earshot. If you have a dog, take him for a walk... kids, take them to the park. Give homebuyers and their agent the time and privacy needed to really take your home for a test drive and to see if it's "the one".
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