Home Staging Tips-Boynton Beach-If They Can't See It, They Won't Come!

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Home Staging Tips in Boynton Beach-If They Can’t See It, They Won’t Come!

Once you’ve decided to sell your home in Boynton Beach and you’ve prepared your home for sale... the next thing is to make sure your home is seen.
 After all, if the Buyers can’t see your home... they won’t come.

The other day as I was driving home from our walk I noticed a young girl waving a sign for “Car Wash $15”.  This is what it looked like:

blank sign 

The ink was so light you could barely read the sign.


No one could see it.  We passed by before we figured out what the sign said.  I thought of all of the kids waiting, towels in hand, to wash cars to raise funds for their school or group.



Don’t let the same thing happen to your house, especially after you’ve done overgrown landscapingwhat you can to prepare your home for sale.  You need to make sure your Buyers will be able to see your house.

TIP #1  Evaluate your Curb Appeal!  Buyers have been known to drive on by if they pull up to your house and the outside screams  “NEGLECT”.   As we all know,  plants seem to grow overnight in Florida.


Trim bushes and trees that are overwhelming our house.
Grass it up!
If your lawn is anything but green, now is the time to go

green...resod it if you have to.  

Jazz it up!  Add some color with heat and salt tolerant plants and flowers.
Entice them with Your Entry:   Replace hardware if necessary.
 

 

 

Tip #2  How is your Internet Appearance?  You’ve heard that about 87%

of today’s buyers begin their search on the Internet.    If they can’t see your

house, they won't come.
 

Make sure the photos in your MLS listing are good enough to

make a buyer want to call their agent to set up and showing.   

Poor photography and poorly styled rooms do little to make someone want

to schedule an appointment.


Many MLS services limit the number of photos and at the same

time require a minimum number.   Buyers will be on to you if there

are few photos or if most of the photos are of your amenity areas, entry

and club house.   Show your space... that’s what the Buyers are

buying.


Remember this home staging tip in Boynton Beach....If they can’t see it, they won’t come.  Check your curb appeal to make sure your house isn’t hiding from the public and make sure your Internet

Appearance will attract buyers. Or contact a Home Stager for a quick consultation for more tips on preparing your home for sale.


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Kathy Streib
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BARFF- hope your knees are better.

Valerie- we're all human and we don't want to see just a few pics of the amenity area and entrance.

Bobbie- I'm always surprised at poor MLS photos.  It's mind boggling.

Janine- I've seen some homes where you needed a machete to get up the front walk!  Things grow quickly here in FL. and you have to keep things trimmed. 

John (QMan)- thank you sir. Once I had a client take a walk with me through his neighborhood so he could see the difference between his yard and his neighbors.  He got it! 

Janis- you could have a great product or house but buyers are going to drive right by if it's overgrown. 

BarbaraT- even though the pendulum may be swinging, buyers still want to buy a house that is well maintained. 

Gabe- exactly- they need to be careful in choosing their Realtor and ask how he/she plans on marketing the property. 

Paula- I can see the big pine trees and shrubs there!  I love the Woodlands.

Kristin- I wanted to drive back and give the girl a darker marker for her sign!

Michael- I have to admit that as a buyer, I remember pulling up to a house that was so bad I told the Realtor to cancel the appointment.  I didn't want to set foot on the property. 

Joan- of course, I've also seen the opposite.  I had a client whose curb appeal was perfect.  I stepped inside and whoa what the heck happened. 

Scott- have a super week.  And yes, I think a lot of buyers will drive by first to check it out. 

Karen- I forgot you lived here, right?  If you don't keep on top of the landscaping, it will overtake the house!

Sally- I know... of course it also didn't help that it was cloudy and looked like rain!  But, yes, I felt sorry for her. 

 

July 16, 2012 08:34 AM
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Lori Kim Polk
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Great post Kathy! Sometimes the clients really don't know what their home looks like until they walk across the street or see it online. Luckly... we stagers have that vision ;))

July 16, 2012 11:39 AM
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LKP- I find showing them photos of their rooms and how they will look online helps. 

July 16, 2012 06:25 PM
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And if they can't see the house #s they won't find it either! I have been to so many houses lately with no house numbers or you can't see them. Yes the for sale sign helps but sometimes there isn't one up and sometimes you just want to be sure you are at the right place. Ha. 

July 16, 2012 07:30 PM
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This is such good advice Kathy. We took over a listing that had been on the market 288 days. Had the client trim the bushes and trees and spruce up the place...got a good contract in 14 days. You gotta be able to SEE IT...and it needs to LOOK GOOD!

July 18, 2012 06:28 AM
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