Staging Tips for South Florida Sellers

South Florida’s most sought-after addresses offer an unparalleled luxury lifestyle—homebuyers in the area expect the properties they tour to look the part, too! Here’s how Scott Patterson can use high-end home staging and interior decorating to sell your South Florida home for top dollar.

Start on the Outside

Create curb appeal

Whether prospective buyers are viewing your home in-person or online, the first thing they’ll see is the exterior of your home—so it should certainly leave a lasting impression. Luxury homes naturally have a stately presence, so make sure to take advantage of this during the staging process.

Welcome buyers inside

Your home’s entrance should scream “Welcome!” before buyers even step foot in the front door. No matter the size of your porch, you can transform it into a space that buyers believe they would utilize. South Florida residents love the idea of a laid-back lifestyle—add cozy seating to your porch if space permits, and a new welcome mat is always a nice touch!

Work the landscaping

Lush landscaping is essential in a sunny location like South Florida, where residents love to spend ample time outside. Trim the lawn, bushes, and shrubs to give your yard a well-manicured appearance. If your outdoor space is lacking that special spark, add a few low-maintenance plants for splashes of color.

Clean & Repair

Brush up on maintenance

Part of living in luxury is being relaxed—not addressing a laundry list of repair projects. Homebuyers should view your home as a finished product, not a work in progress. Take the time to tackle any lingering maintenance tasks before listing your home. DIYing minor fixes yourself will save some money, but it’s best to call in the professionals for any larger issues.

Clear out clutter

Selling your home serves as the perfect opportunity to declutter your belongings and ensure you don’t take any excess items to your new place. Work room by room and sort your things into “keep,” “donate,” and “sell” piles. This decluttering will allow you to use your newly organized storage spaces as a major selling point.

Deep clean

If you’ve never truly deep cleaned your home before, then now’s the time to do it. Get down deep in every nook and cranny to impress buyers with your home’s fresh sparkle and shine. Adding some type of neutral fragrance to your home before showings will enhance its all-around clean feeling and leave buyers wanting to come back for more.

Final Details

Blend indoors and outdoors

Indoor-outdoor living areas are becoming increasingly popular among luxury homeowners—thank you, HGTV. Creating an indoor-outdoor living area in your home allows buyers to envision a lifestyle in which their indoor and outdoor activities seamlessly flow together. Place outdoor furniture by the pool or on the patio, open up or expand your backyard entry points, and watch the party bounce between inside and outside.

Lighten up...your rooms

Homebuyers are looking for tons of natural light, so throw back the drapes, turn on the lights, and open up the windows before showings. On the perfect weather days here in South Florida, don’t be afraid to open doors to let in even more light. If you have a room that doesn’t get much natural light, incorporate lamps with high wattage bulbs to help out.

Enlarge your spaces

The placement of furniture affects the flow of your home and strongly contributes to how large your living spaces feel. Focus on having furniture placement open up the room to make it seem more spacious. Rearrange furniture away from walls to add dimension, and add mirrors to walls to create the appearance of more space.

Selling Your South Florida Home?

Selling your luxury property for top dollar requires an effective pricing strategy and custom-tailored marketing plan. Professional photography, custom property tours, and placement in premier luxury living publications are just a few of the many ways Scott Patterson can help you reach qualified buyers for your South Florida home or condo. Contact us today to discuss your selling goals, and we will make them happen!