Selling a home takes more than simply sticking a For Sale sign in the front yard. If you want to sell your home for the greatest possible price, and in the shortest amount of time, then you’ve got to take a little time to plan ahead and prepare. Selling in Port Liberté? Here are a few simple DIY tips and tricks to get your home ready to impress some buyers!
Start on the Outside
Create curb appeal
Before a buyer will set foot inside your home, they’ve first got to be impressed with your home’s exterior. Luckily, in Port Liberté, a lot of exterior maintenance is included. However, you might need to do a few touchups or improvements on your own, or contact maintenance to ensure any fixes are made.
Don’t forget the landscaping
A little landscaping goes a long way, even in condo living. Ensuring that your lawn is mowed and in good shape is crucial, but if you really want to impress your buyers, add some flowers or potted plants. And always make sure your walkways are clear of leaves, sticks, snow, and ice.
Craft a welcoming entry
Welcome buyers into your home by creating a cozy entryway or front porch. Repaint your front door and invest in some fresh new house numbers. Add a seasonal wreath or perhaps a few potted or hanging plants. And don’t forget about a fresh welcome mat!
Clean & Repair
Ensure maintenance issues are addressed
If you’ve been putting off making any fixes—large or small—to the interior (or the exterior) of your home, now is the time to stop procrastinating. Most buyers are looking for move-in ready homes, and may be deterred by overhanging maintenance issues.
Declutter your home
Decluttering is an easy way to make your home seem larger, more open, and maybe even brighter. Ensure countertops and tables are cleared. See if you can empty out your closets a bit. Remove any furniture making rooms feel cramped or crowded. And don’t forget those larger storage areas, like attics, basements, or garages.
Deep clean everything
Once you’ve got your maintenance projects complete and you’ve cleared out some space, it’s time to clean. This is an essential step to making your home look its very best, so don’t skimp. If necessary, it’s worth the expense of hiring a cleaner to professionally detail your home.
Yes, the first step of staging is actually to un-decorate your home. That is, you want to remove any personal decor or accessories, such as family photos, keepsakes, or knick knacks. The goal is to allow buyers to envision their lives in your home—which is tricky to do if your home is too “you”.
Let in some light
Next, brighten up your rooms as much as possible. Open blinds and curtains in sunny rooms. For rooms that don’t see a lot of natural light, or for after-dark showings, consider adding some soft task lights, as well as brighter overhead lights.
Add some light decor
When decorating and staging a home, you want to keep things simple and neutral. Don’t introduce too many colors into one room; opt for bright pops of an accent color instead. And focus on simple, natural decor, such as wreaths, pinecones, or flowers.
Ready to Sell in Port Liberté?
Selling a home in Port Liberté? I’d love to help! I’ve helped hundreds of sellers get top dollar for their homes… and I’d like to do the same for you. Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you sell your Port Liberté home.