Staging A Home or Investment Property for Sale This Summer?

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Real Estate Property Staging Tips From South Florida Realtor - Julie Ann Probst

Julie Ann Probst - Lang Realty - Jupiter - South Florida

Julie Ann Probst - Lang Realty - Jupiter - South Florida

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Selling a home or investment property this summer season? The first thing to consider is no longer think of the home as personal space. When people look at a prospective home, they want to imagine themselves in that space. Start by removing personal items such as family portraits, refrigerator magnets & toiletries. Get rid of any clutter and it may be a good idea to rent a small storage space to keep extra items until moving. The more open the space is to the eyes, the bigger the home appears to a prospective buyer.

In the kitchen, clear the counters. Keep only a few decorative items & key items that are often-used, such as a coffee pot. Take all personal messages & pictures off of the refrigerator doors.

Bathroom spaces can get cluttered quickly. Keep just a few attractive essentials on the counters & neatly folded matching towels in no more than two colors. The tub & showers should only have the absolute necessities. Before putting a home on the market it maybe a great time to add a fresh coat of paint to the walls and to repair any grouting or tile repairs around the bathtub area.

Rearrange the living room space so it is open & symmetrical in design. Choose sophisticated, neutral colors for the walls. Stick to grays & beiges to avoid turning buyers off with colors they can’t relate to. A sophisticated backdrop will make a home look more put together.

Clean out the clutter in the closets. Go one step further & reduce the amount of clothes, shoes & other items. This will open them up & make them feel more roomy. Think of the closets as another opportunity to showcase the home.

Consider getting carpets professionally cleaned. Great tip to remove those unwanted “dents” left in the rugs after moving a piece of furniture. Place ice cubes in the impressions & allowing them to melt overnight. The next morning, vacuum & all of the relaxed fibers will spring back into their original upright position.

Another way to draw attention to a home’s special features is adding small pops of color. Think bright pillows, a vase on the mantle or simple drapes. Don’t go overboard though. Stick to the rule of 3s. Use the color 3 times in the room to make the space look balanced.

Style the dining room table. Use a pretty centerpiece & set the table with nice day dishes. It will be easier for prospective buyers to see themselves in the room enjoying family or entertaining friends.

The master bedroom should appeal to all genders. Keep the space open and airy to appeal to most people. You can’t go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork, & a decorative blanket folded at the foot of the bed.

Lamps are important. Make sure that the lights are left on for a showing. Rooms show better with good lighting. It is also a good idea to leave soft music playing in the background. These small touches can make a home more appealing to potential buyers & will help sell the home.

About South Florida's Real Estate Expert - Julie Ann Probst:

Julie Ann Probst is a native Floridian and a trusted veteran in the South Florida residential real estate markets as a REALTOR® for over 10 years. Prior to her real estate career, Julie Ann specialized in the financial and trust industries, as well as, the yachting industry. She understands the financial intricacies, strategic planning, and the overall processes involved in large-scale purchases and sales. She has built a strong network for a solid foundation to help guide and support her clients through the entire purchasing or selling process. Her expertise and South Florida market knowledge consistently exceed the expectations of her clients.

Julie Ann holds a BS degree in Organizational Management from the Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is also a certified CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) and has a GRI certification (Graduate Realtor Institute).

Are you planning on relocating, selling your home or purchasing property in the South Florida area? Contact your resource and partner in real estate, Julie Ann Probst at http://www.julieannprobst.com or 1-954-593-8200.

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