Getting Your Southern Pines Home Ready
Make Your Southern Pines and Greater Moore County Home Buyers Say WOW!
If you recently entered the Southern Pines real estate market as a home seller, one of the first things you should do is stage your home.
A clean and beautifully staged home can be the difference between whether a Southern Pines home buyer makes an offer or not. First impressions are paramount!
To help you with this important task, I've compiled a list of 7 things that Southern Pines home sellers can do to prepare their home for the Southern Pines real estate market:
1. Give your Southern Pines home a good cleaning
From windexing the windows to deodorizing the carpet - give your home a thorough cleaning before you do anything else. Don't overlook even the smallest cleaning opportunities, such as dusting the light switch covers. Even these small details can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your home.
2. De-cluterize your Southern Pines, NC Home
Southern Pines home buyers want to be able to picture themselves in your home - not your family. So de-cluterize your home by storing away your personal decorations such as your knick-knacks or collectibles.
At the same time, don't leave furniture items such as coffee and end tables completely bare. Choose just a couple of carefully selected items to place on these tables to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.
3. Clear out excess furniture
You want to stage your home so any potential buyers can have a good idea of the floor plan in your Southern Pines home. Thus, don't clutter your home with a bunch of unnecessary furniture.
Not only will a lot of furniture take the focus away from the home but it will also make your rooms appear smaller than they are. This may be a deterrent for Southern Pines home buyers looking for room to grow in their next home.
Take this advice one step further by selecting furniture that makes rooms appear bigger. For instance, if you have an eat-in dining area, you can stage a small table and chair to make the room appear bigger.
4. Strategically place your furniture.
Maximize the space in your home to create a layout that flows from one room to the next. You can do this by first creating a focal point at the farthest point away from the doorway in each room. Then, place other pieces of furniture around that focal point in a triangle pattern.
5. Brighten your rooms with color
A new paint job in a room can breathe new life into an existing home. Talk with your Southern Pines REALTOR to help you select a color that is neutral, warm and inviting.
Once you've painted your room, you can accentuate it with items such as throws, pillows or even a plant.
You might also consider changing out the light bulbs in your Southern Pines home so it can have the most light possible.
6. Create an Inviting Atmosphere
The goal of any Southern Pines home seller should be to get the home buyers to envision themselves living in your home. So set the scene for them by doing some of these things:
- Lay logs in the fireplace
- Set your dining room table with dishes and a centerpiece
- Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones to brighten rooms
- Set out potpourri with a subtle scent to improve your home's aroma
7. Don't forget to clean up your home's exterior
First impressions are crucial when it comes to selling your Southern Pines home for sale. So take a curb-side assessment of your home to see what improvement can be made.
- Does your lawn need to be mowed?
- Are the hedges adequately trimmed?
- Are the gutters cleaned out?
Southern Pines, NC Real Estate
Selling your home can seem like a daunting task if you're not working with an experienced Southern Pines real estate agent who knows how to properly market your home.
Contact me, Joanne Crum, today to learn more about how I'm helping Southern Pines home owners sell their home in as little time as possible and for as much money possible every single day.
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