If you're gearing up to sell your Sarasota home, you should make sure it's ready to impress. After all, first impressions are important, and even the smallest trouble areas can turn a buyer off. Luckily, we're here to help. From polishing up the porch to cleaning the interior to putting on the finishing touches, here's everything you need to do to ensure your home is looking its best.
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Make the Front Porch Welcoming
Even if your porch is small, it still has tons of potential to act as a warm and inviting space for buyers. If you have any outdoor furniture, dust it off and put out some new throw pillows, then add a hanging potted plant for a dash of color. You can also think about putting in a new welcome mat, for an extra dose of freshness!
Cleaning & Repairs
Clear Out the Clutter
Clutter doesn't just stress you out—it also sends a bad message to buyers. If you haven't started packing up your things already, now is your perfect chance. Not only will this help you speed up your move, but it'll also keep your space as clean and clear as possible for buyers.
Clean, Clean & CLEAN!
Maybe the most important part of the staging process? Cleaning. Clean every corner, crack, and crevice that buyers might see—from the stains in the corner of the carpet to the dust bunnies tucked under the couch. You never know where buyers will look, and you don't want them to be anything less than impressed!
Create Balance with Furniture
What does your furniture say about your room? It has a bigger effect than you think! Couches arranged facing each other are conversational, while one too many chairs will make a room feel cramped. A desk in the spare room means potential for a home office, while a yoga ball and weights suggest an exercise space. Use your furniture to convey what you want buyers to feel!
The Final Details
Increase Your Lighting
Natural lighting is not only a mood-booster, but it also opens up your room to make them seem much larger! Luckily, we get plenty of sunshine in Florida, but if the weather isn't cooperating, be sure to make up for it by swapping out your bulbs for warmer wattage and incorporating a few extra lamps in darker corners.
Your Sarasota Home Selling Resources
Staging your home, marketing to buyers, navigating negotiations—we'll be there every step of the way. If you're ready to sell your Sarasota home for top dollar, we're here to help! Take some time to browse a few more of the helpful resources we have to offer our sellers, and give us a call whenever you're ready to get started.