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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell on Sanibel Island

Home in FloridaHere are some tips to attract more buyers and increase your chances of selling your home faster and for a better price.

Clean the exterior. Pressure wash the exterior of your home to really freshen it up. Remove any bird droppings, dirt, mold, and mildew. Don’t forget to clean the rain gutters, windows, and screens.

Freshen up your lawn. Add a pop of seasonal color on your patio with some potted plants and flowers. Keep the yard mowed and edged and the bushes neatly trimmed. Add some fresh mulch, pull any weeds and remove dead plants.

Enhance your entryway. An inviting doorway makes buyers want to come inside. Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door, replace outdated hardware and light fixtures, and add welcoming decor like a new doormat. 

Scrub the inside. Clean everything in your home from the ceiling fans to the floors, including baseboards, windows, and windowsills. Pay extra attention to the bathrooms and kitchen and really make them shine. 

Get rid of clutter. A home with less inside is going to be easier to sell because buyers are easily able to see themselves living in the home rather than surrounded by your stuff. Decluttering your home will also help make your future move easier.

Depersonalize. Take down any family photos, school artwork, and other personal effects so these things don’t distract potential buyers. It’s important to neutralize your home decor so buyers can visualize your home as their own.

Get organized. Clean up and organize your kitchen and bathroom drawers and cabinets. Straighten up all of the closets and the utility room. Potential buyers may want to take a peek inside.

Stage your home. Make the rooms in your home appear larger by rearranging the furniture. Freshen up paint where needed. Keep clean towels displayed in the bathroom and fresh linens on the bed. Before each showing, turn on the lights and open up the blinds in every room to really brighten it up.

If you have any questions about selling your home on Sanibel Island, contact Phaidra McDermott, your trusted local realtor and lifelong island resident.

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