White-sand beaches, miles of ocean views, stunning homes — Sarasota has a lot to offer. As more and more people moving to the city every year, the housing market has been steadily booming. With so much competition for sellers, how do you make your home stand out?
The Kotaska Team knows what it takes to sell a home, and staging like a professional can go a long way in making a lasting impression on a buyer. If you’re getting ready to sell, these are the top tips for making your home stand out.
Put in Some Elbow Grease
No matter where your home is or what it looks like, the most important staging tip? Clean, clean, clean. Buyers are going to inspect every corner of your home, so try not to give them a reason to be anything but impressed.
Not only will a clean home look good, but it will also give every room a fresh scent. So take the chance to dust your blinds, scrub the bathroom, shampoo the carpets, and make your home look and smell the best it ever has.
Finish Any Projects
Sometimes life gets busy, and projects in your queue get stuck there for longer than you’d like. But selling your home is the perfect motivator to get you back in the DIY spirit! If you have any outstanding fixes that need to be made — like leaky faucets or chipped walls — take care of them now, so the buyers don’t have to.
While you’re in the home improvement mood, try adding a few smaller, value-boosting items to your list. From putting on a fresh coat of paint to installing new fixtures and handles, there are plenty of low-cost and speedy ways to up your home’s listing price.
Emphasize the Strengths
When you live in Sarasota, almost every neighborhood comes with unique perks. Whether you’re living right by the ocean or nestled in the rolling green hills of a country club, figure out what your home’s strengths are, and use them in your favor.
Is your home right by the water? Try adding exterior upgrades — like a firepit, a patio, or even a few lawn chairs — to show how well-suited it is for outdoor recreation. Do you have a condo with premium views? Throw open the curtains and center your furniture on the beautiful landscape. Take some time to think of the specific strengths your home has to offer, and use them to your benefit during staging.
Ready to Sell Your Sarasota Home?
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to staging, we’re here to help. We’ll even swing by your home for a quick walkthrough, and give you some suggestions!