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Preparing Your Home For Sale

There is a real estate myth that homes don’t need to be prepared for sale, costing a seller thousands of dollars.

So why is this important? Firstly, today’s buyers are more often than not looking for a home that is in move-in condition. Simple preparations, such as staging tips, general cleaning, minor improvements, and pre-listing inspections can all help minimize time on the market while maximizing the sale price. Here are some tips to help stage your home in a proper light for potential buyers.

Maximize Space: It is crucial that the square footage is maximized. for one organizing and opening up the closets is a great way to show off homes storage space. If your closets are clean and organized, it will help the guest envision themselves doing the same thing. Another excellent way to open up your space is to remove any large pieces of furniture.

Lighting: A well lit home will show better than one that is poorly lit. When it is time for showings, strategically place a few extra lamps to help increase the amount of light, which would be extremely helpful. Once all the lights are in place, make sure that they are all turned on.

Neutralize: Neutral colors such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and shades of white are relaxing to the eyes, and will give that space a look of a home that will appeal well to the potential buyer.

This photo depicts a lovely home that has many points that we are discussing: good lighting, neutral colors, and a clean space.

Activate the Great Outdoors: to many buyers, the outdoor space is just as important as the indoor space. Take advantage of the outdoor living situation by staging a deck with nice furniture, making sure the flowerbeds are clean. Remember, the outdoors is the first thing a potential homebuyer will view on their tour of their home.

We fail to recognize the importance of staging your exterior as well as in the indoor space.

At David Landry Real Estate, we want to make sure that your home is held in the best light possible. Let’s walk through this exciting time together as we sell your home as a team.

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