Getting Ready To Sell Your Port St Lucie Home Condo Or Townhome

Dated: 12/06/2015

Views: 869

Selling your PORT ST LUCIE HOME, TOWNHOME OR CONDO doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front.

There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.

Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and re-flooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.

Blog author image

Richard McKinney

I have been selling real estate in South Florida since 1998 with a specialization in homes, town homes and condos in St Lucie and Martin Counties. My service areas include the cities of Port Saint Luc....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Home Inspection Checklist

A home inspection is a critical

Read More

Trader Joes Or Ice Rink For PSL

Sky's the limit in Southern GroveSo. Does Port St. Lucie need a water park? How about an amphitheater, a public performance space? Another movie theater? A Trader Joe’s? Or what about some

Read More

HOW DO I BUY A HOME DAVE Feb 5 2020 65623 1

I get this question all the time! Dave How do I buy a home? There is not a single person on this planet who knows everything! There are no STUPID QUESTIONS. SO DON'T be afraid to ASK!Well it's

Read More

2660 Riverview Court Vero Beach FL 32963 Homesite

Build your dream home in the serene, riverfront community of Orchid Estates.   Private gated community with low fees features gated access and pristine old Florida oak lines streets and

Read More