Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in Boca Raton! Here are 3 Steps to Take!
Once you decide to sell your home you need to start thinking of it as a House... a product that you and your Realtor will market. As in marketing any product, you will need to show your Boca Raton Buyers the value of your house...you will want them to see its architecture and to see the “live-ability” of it.
Many of today’s buyers want move-in ready homes.... one where they can move in now without immediately investing in paint, carpet and other expenses. You can’t change your location but you can do something about your house.
So before you put that “For Sale” sign in your yard here are 3 things you can do:
1. CLEAN! Now this is not one of those last minute “cleans” you do when friends are stopping by. No.... this is the kind of clean you do when you find out your favorite aunt is coming for a visit.
You will want to clean under, around, on top of and everything in between.
This will include windows, flower beds, your garage and patio. Get rid of those pesky spider webs that pop up overnight on your light fixtures outside.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to do this... hire someone!
2. REPAIR! You don’t want a buyer focusing on how much it’s going to take to fix the roof !
Now is the time to tackle all of your deferred maintenance projects.
This includes worn or stained carpeting, the closet door that won’t shut correctly and especially in Boca Raton or anywhere else in Florida, repairing the holes in the screen we have over our pools.
3. UPDATE OR REPLACE! If the last time you painted, put up wallpaper or did anything to your home was when you bought it, unless that date was within the last 5 years, it’s time to step up to the plate. Here are some home improvement projects that could make a difference.
Light fixtures- this is one of the least expensive updates you can do and one that has the potential for having a significant impact on its perceived value.
Paint- using an appealing neutral color to replace the taste specific colors can give your room an immediate update.
Flooring- worn, stained and outdated carpet is a big turn-off. Most buyers want to move in as soon as they can after the closing. Having to wait until new flooring is installed will only go into the “minus” column of a Buyers list.
Kitchen- Let’s face it, the kitchen is one of the prime areas of focus for a Buyer and who wouldn’t want an updated or remodeled kitchen?! No...you don’t have to take out a loan to totally remodel your home but doing some inexpensive updates is something you can do.
Paint or replace your cabinet doors.
Install new hardware.
Replace your faucets.
Lighting- add new pendant lights
Getting your home ready to sell in Boca Raton doesn’t have to be expensive and any investment you make in cleaning, repairing or updating your home will help to make sure that Buyers will see its value.
For more information contact a professional Home Stager
and ask about our Staging Consultations.