You know the second you walk into a home if you like it or not. Does the property smell nice, or does it remind you of a dog pound? Do you want to sit down and enjoy the scenery or get out of there as quickly as possible? There could be a number of reasons that a piece of Fort Myers real estate makes a potential buyer feel at home in no time. While the odor and the view are certainly important, there are plenty more factors to consider.
For starters, think about the furniture. The simple placement of anything, from the coffee table to the dining room, give people an immediate sense of the place. If all the furniture is spaced out, the bedroom will feel larger than if the nightstand were touching the mattress. While six chairs at a kitchen table is certainly more convenient for a large family, it is not as aesthetically pleasing to those shopping for a new home for sale in Fort Myers. Keep this in mind the next time you list your property on the South Florida real estate market.
Not only is the way all the furniture is placed important for the look of a room, so is its cleanliness. The last thing you want is clutter, dirty clothes, or visible food anywhere in a bedroom at your place. Just because your stuff in placed neatly in a box, you still have to hide the box. And there is only so much space for boxes in the closets and garage. When showing your home, you may want to consider renting storage space until you sell your property. Think like a minimalist when it comes to decorating your home.
When you take down a picture or a mirror, cover the exposed nail. Just remember where everything gets hung back up. Also, it’s important to protect your body from cuts and scrapes.
Next, you should choose the best rooms to focus on when showing your home to potential buyers. Focus on the living room because of its giant leather sofa and flatscreen TV hanging from the wall, as well as the family room with a Ms. Pac Man machine from the Eighties. After all, this is where the potential buyers’ kids are going to want to spend time together.
Finally, make sure there are no unattractive stains on the walls and wallpaper. Several different types of coating can cover and clean blotches, as well as fingerprints. People often rely on a pencil eraser to rub out smudges, if not an over-the-counter wallpaper cleaner.
Regardless of your work experience or education in the real estate market, do not hesitate to get opinions by consulting local sales professionals. Chances are they have a bit more knowledge of the latest trends when it comes to buying and selling homes throughout the Sunshine State. I would suggest getting in touch with a representative from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty for the latest tips on buying and selling Fort Myers luxury homes.
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