Preparing Your Home
In today's market, where in certain areas, there could be several listings in the same condo complex or subdivision, a seller will need to make his property "stand out" from the others. This is especially important if ou really want to sell your property quickly. First impressions of a property are often lasting impressions for a buyer.
All sellers want their property to show well. If your vacant property has been on the market awhile and has had few showings, you might want to consider doing a little "staging." Vacant properties do not always give the buyer a true feeling of what the home could be. Staging is becoming popular as more sellers are recognizing that buyers sometimes prefer to see what the property will look like after they move in. Due in part to the Internet, buyers have more opportunities to "look" at a property before they call their Realtor to schedule a showing. They are relying more and more on photos and virtual tours to narrow their choices of what properties they will actually want to see.
Most people would rather walk through a furnished home than wander through empty rooms. Often they have difficulty trying to picture how their furniture would look in each room. Keep in mind, there is a difference between touring a furnished property and viewing a home that has too many personal items in it, making the buyer feel like they are intruding. Clutter is never good! Remove most of your family photos, your children's artwork and your teacup collection. Leaving a few items will help a buyer to visualize living there.
Some sellers will want to hire a professional to "set the stage" for the potential sale of their home. Others will want to do it themselves. Either way, with a little creativity, some furniture and accessories, you can create a first and lasting impression of your property that could result in the purchase offer you've been waiting for!
Our agents here at Sand Key Realty S & R, Inc. are here to help you with your future. Please give us a call at any one of our three convenient locations: 740 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, (727-443-0032), 309 Belleview Blvd., Belleair (727-461-4200) or 2701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach (727-595-5441).
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