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Summer Home Staging Tips

Summer Outdoor DecorThinking about putting your home on the market this summer? Here are a few staging tips to help you sell your home quickly and for the best price possible. 

Remember First Impressions Count

Grab attention from prospective buyers before they step inside your home. Clean up and maintain the exterior of your home, including your yard, patio, or other outdoor areas. Show that the outdoor areas are ready to entertain guests. Add a few plants and colorful summer decor. Make sure to power wash the exterior and touch up the paint, if needed.

Declutter & Depersonalize

Make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your home. Take down any family photos and clean up clutter to open up the spaces and make the rooms appear larger. Take a look at the furniture and rearrange some pieces where it makes sense, and if it makes the rooms look bigger.

Do a One Time Deep Clean

Give your home a thorough cleaning from floors and baseboards to walls, ceilings, windows, and everything in between. Once you do this, it will be much easier to spot clean certain areas before showings or open houses. You can always pull in a cleaning professional if you don’t have time to do everything yourself.

Keep it Cool

Especially during the Florida summer months, it’s important to keep your home cool on the inside. This will also help dehumidify your home and let buyers know that the AC is in great working condition. Now is not the time to try to cut down on your electric bill.

Offer Refreshing Beverages

If you have a showing or open house scheduled, set out a pitcher of iced tea, ice water, and some disposable plastic cups. Or, try a bucket of ice with some bottled water in it. 

If you’re thinking about selling your home on the beautiful Sanibel & Captiva Islands, contact Phaidra McDermott today or request a free home valuation.

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