Staging Tips For South Florida Area Home Sellers

Showing Your Aventura Area Home

First Impressions Are Lasting!

The age-old observation that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression" certainly applies when it comes to attracting South Florida home buyers to your Broward or Miami-Dade County home for sale.

The front door greets the prospective buyer and making a good first impression can mean the difference between receiving serious offers for your Miami area luxury home or being subjected to months of lookie-loos dropping by but never buying.

How can you ensure that your home will make the best impression possible? Here are some tips for savvy sellers:

Focus On Curb Appeal

The outside of your Aventura area home can be the source of a very good first impression.

Keep the grass well watered and manicured. If possible hire a landscaper/gardener while your home is listed, have your trees trimmed, cut back on overgrowth, add a splash of color by planting some blooming flowers and any other creative ideas.

It is recommended you store toys, bicycles, roller-skates, gardening equipment, hoses and the like out of sight.

Have at least the front of your house and the trim painted, if necessary.

Sweep the porch and front walkway, polish or clean the doorknocker, door handles, mail box, light fixtures, and address numbers.

After dark, turn on your front porch light and any exterior lighting.

Show Off Your South Florida Area Property

Buyers won't purchase a South Florida home they can't see. Remove all unnecessary clutter and accumulations from closets, kitchen counter tops, garage and all rooms.

Neat, well-ordered closets show space is ample. Remove excess furniture (rent some off-site storage space if that's what it takes to clear out your home).

Your SouthFlorida  home will appear much larger than it actually is!

Focus On The Small Things For Big Results

Home buyers expect everything in their new home to operate safely and properly. Buyers definitely notice and will likely magnify minor maintenance problems you've ignored for months or even years.

Loose knobs, leaky faucets, burned out light bulbs, painted shut or broken windows, inoperable appliances and the like should be repaired.

A well-maintained property gives a buyer a good feeling. These repairs may seem small, but left undone may detract from your South Florida property value.

Make It Sparkle

Cleanliness attracts buyers. Clean all windows, keep kitchen counter tops free of clutter, put small appliances out of sight, clean fingerprints from light switches and woodwork, shampoo or replace dirty or worn carpets, dry clean your drapes, remove any mold and mildew from around bathroom tile and fixtures or re-grout if necessary.

Three's A Crowd

South Florida buyers prefer privacy when being shown through a home. Whenever possible never stay in your home when your South Florida area home is being showed.

The buyer will feel more relaxed and is more likely to share their true feelings to the brokers without the seller being present. The buyer will feel less like intruders and will preview your South Florida area property at their own pace without feeling rushed.


Listing Your Miami Home For Sale

When it comes time to list your Miami-Dade County home for sale, during the interview process, be certain there is a good rapport between you and your South Florida broker.

Feeling comfortable with your broker plus knowing they will deliver superior results is vital to a successful home selling outcome. Take your first step toward home selling success by requesting my FREE South Flroida Pre-Listing Package today

Have any questions about navigating the South Florida real estate market? Contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, today and I'd be happy to answer them for you!

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