Home Staging Tips-Boynton Beach-If They Can't See It, They Won't Come!

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Home Staging Tips in Boynton Beach-If They Can’t See It, They Won’t Come!

Once you’ve decided to sell your home in Boynton Beach and you’ve prepared your home for sale... the next thing is to make sure your home is seen.
 After all, if the Buyers can’t see your home... they won’t come.

The other day as I was driving home from our walk I noticed a young girl waving a sign for “Car Wash $15”.  This is what it looked like:

blank sign 

The ink was so light you could barely read the sign.

No one could see it.  We passed by before we figured out what the sign said.  I thought of all of the kids waiting, towels in hand, to wash cars to raise funds for their school or group.

Don’t let the same thing happen to your house, especially after you’ve done overgrown landscapingwhat you can to prepare your home for sale.  You need to make sure your Buyers will be able to see your house.

TIP #1  Evaluate your Curb Appeal!  Buyers have been known to drive on by if they pull up to your house and the outside screams  “NEGLECT”.   As we all know,  plants seem to grow overnight in Florida.

Trim bushes and trees that are overwhelming our house.
Grass it up!
If your lawn is anything but green, now is the time to go

green...resod it if you have to.  

Jazz it up!  Add some color with heat and salt tolerant plants and flowers.
Entice them with Your Entry:   Replace hardware if necessary.



Tip #2  How is your Internet Appearance?  You’ve heard that about 87%

of today’s buyers begin their search on the Internet.    If they can’t see your

house, they won't come.

Make sure the photos in your MLS listing are good enough to

make a buyer want to call their agent to set up and showing.   

Poor photography and poorly styled rooms do little to make someone want

to schedule an appointment.

Many MLS services limit the number of photos and at the same

time require a minimum number.   Buyers will be on to you if there

are few photos or if most of the photos are of your amenity areas, entry

and club house.   Show your space... that’s what the Buyers are


Remember this home staging tip in Boynton Beach....If they can’t see it, they won’t come.  Check your curb appeal to make sure your house isn’t hiding from the public and make sure your Internet

Appearance will attract buyers. Or contact a Home Stager for a quick consultation for more tips on preparing your home for sale.

good curb appeal


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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Home run BARFF!

Jul 15, 2012 08:57 PM #1
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer

Kathy:  Every time I see a listing on the MLS that has only one or two photos - I think dog.  The house must be horrible and there is no way it is worth seeing.  

Jul 15, 2012 08:59 PM #2
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Excellent reminder Kathy! Curb appeal is essential as well as clean, clear rooms in the pictures.  Home staging pays for itself - faster sale, better price.  Boynton Beach sellers and remodelers need to call Kathy.

Jul 15, 2012 09:01 PM #3
Janine Boulay-Seibert
Remax Town & Country - Andrews, NC
NC & GA Real Estate Broker

Awesome post, I get so many calls for listings that the home is not ready nor is the home owner. Bravo.

Jul 15, 2012 09:07 PM #4
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Kathy -

You nailed this one!  Clean up, spruce up, trim up and fix up before listing.  The home needs to offer good curb appeal before calling the Realtor® to shoot the MLS photos.  Pride of ownership is always a huge plus in selling a home!  Suggested.

Hope you have a good week my friend.

Jul 15, 2012 09:10 PM #5
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Great point here Kathy.. I too see bad photos of a home, or one or two.. what does that tell me about that home?? I move on to the next and the next. It is all in the presentation!

Jul 15, 2012 09:11 PM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Kathy....preparing the outside is as important as preparing the inside..... especially if everything is overgrown...

Jul 15, 2012 09:11 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Very true Kathy, the same can be said for their marketing as well.  If it's not exposed correctly it won't be seen.

Jul 15, 2012 09:12 PM #8
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Here in The Woodlands this can be a problem if people let the trees and shrubs get too thick. 

Jul 15, 2012 09:33 PM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I see this same thing, done by kids and adults too!  Great tips...of course it is  necessary to be able to see what you are buying :)

Jul 15, 2012 10:30 PM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Kathy -- such a great opening example - when your home is on the market for sale, be ready from the street and from the start.  Your presentation online and curb appeal will make a buyer stop and want to proceed or run(very quickly) to the next lisitng.  Well-done.   

Jul 15, 2012 10:30 PM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, such great advice, and having great curb appeal is essential!     

Jul 15, 2012 11:00 PM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Morning Kathy, great points - I have to say I always tell my sellers that nearly every buyer wants to drive by a home first, within seconds they decide if they want to get inside, the extrior look and condition means everything.  Have a great Monday

Jul 15, 2012 11:14 PM #13
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

You're so right especially in FL how the trees and plants seem to overtake the houses overnight Kathy! Buyers won't buy what they can't see!

Jul 15, 2012 11:58 PM #14
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - I'm still thinking about those poor kids sitting there with no cars to wash...  You're so right.  No MLS or poor MLS photos are the equivalent to a faded car wash sign.  They don't grab anyone's attention, and the possible sale is lost.

Jul 16, 2012 01:18 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BARFF- hope your knees are better.

Valerie- we're all human and we don't want to see just a few pics of the amenity area and entrance.

Bobbie- I'm always surprised at poor MLS photos.  It's mind boggling.

Janine- I've seen some homes where you needed a machete to get up the front walk!  Things grow quickly here in FL. and you have to keep things trimmed. 

John (QMan)- thank you sir. Once I had a client take a walk with me through his neighborhood so he could see the difference between his yard and his neighbors.  He got it! 

Janis- you could have a great product or house but buyers are going to drive right by if it's overgrown. 

BarbaraT- even though the pendulum may be swinging, buyers still want to buy a house that is well maintained. 

Gabe- exactly- they need to be careful in choosing their Realtor and ask how he/she plans on marketing the property. 

Paula- I can see the big pine trees and shrubs there!  I love the Woodlands.

Kristin- I wanted to drive back and give the girl a darker marker for her sign!

Michael- I have to admit that as a buyer, I remember pulling up to a house that was so bad I told the Realtor to cancel the appointment.  I didn't want to set foot on the property. 

Joan- of course, I've also seen the opposite.  I had a client whose curb appeal was perfect.  I stepped inside and whoa what the heck happened. 

Scott- have a super week.  And yes, I think a lot of buyers will drive by first to check it out. 

Karen- I forgot you lived here, right?  If you don't keep on top of the landscaping, it will overtake the house!

Sally- I know... of course it also didn't help that it was cloudy and looked like rain!  But, yes, I felt sorry for her. 


Jul 16, 2012 01:34 AM #16
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Great post Kathy! Sometimes the clients really don't know what their home looks like until they walk across the street or see it online. Luckly... we stagers have that vision ;))

Jul 16, 2012 04:39 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

LKP- I find showing them photos of their rooms and how they will look online helps. 

Jul 16, 2012 11:25 AM #18
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

And if they can't see the house #s they won't find it either! I have been to so many houses lately with no house numbers or you can't see them. Yes the for sale sign helps but sometimes there isn't one up and sometimes you just want to be sure you are at the right place. Ha. 

Jul 16, 2012 12:30 PM #19
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

This is such good advice Kathy. We took over a listing that had been on the market 288 days. Had the client trim the bushes and trees and spruce up the place...got a good contract in 14 days. You gotta be able to SEE IT...and it needs to LOOK GOOD!

Jul 17, 2012 11:28 PM #20
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