Friday, March 4, 2016

6 Simple Steps to remove distractions to help you sell your North Port Florida house for top dollar.

 941-882-5494 Ext 701

A buyer has to be able to picture their life in your home. Buyers who are distracted by our everyday normal existence might decide to put in a low offer or buy another house that doesn’t have distraction noise. If you have a buyer coming to view your house, do your part to help the buyer see your house instead of seeing your life in your house.

Step 1 - Tackle your closets: Empty your closets by 1/2. Buyers need to see the space they’re getting in the closets. When your closet is stuffed, most buyers can’t picture the space. Buyers need to see that there’s room for their stuff!

Step 2 - Arrange Closets: Remaining clothes should be arranged neatly on hangers (i.e. shirts with shirts, jackets with jackets.) If you want to go one step further, you can also arrange by color. Neatly arranged clothes gives the appearance of more room even if the closet is small.

We all get entrenched in our homes. You take “your home” out of your house by removing most of your personal items. Maybe ask a friend or relative to hold some of your personal items until your house sells, or consider renting a storage unit. If you have a lot of extra personal stuff, including clutter or whatever, this is a get serious step toward selling your house! If you don't take this step, it doesn't mean that you won't sell, but this step can go a long way toward a faster sale and for more money.

A limited number of personal pictures are fine as long as they’re laid out neatly. If you have too many pictures, the “showing” becomes about you and not about the house you’re trying to sell. If the house is a good fit for the buyer, a professional salesperson will help the buyer start to envision their life in your house! Don't let your pictures hinder the process.

If you're not sure if you should remove items from your house, I can offer you my opinion. Call me. Scott – 941-882-5494 Ext 701

Step 4: Light sells so let it in: More people are positive about a bright sunny day than a rainy day. Now and then you hear people say it’s beautiful out, but you rarely hear that when it’s raining (even if you personally like a good thunderstorm!) Open the shades and replace burnt out bulbs.

Step 5: Fix the minor stuff! Fix it yourself or hire someone to do it. People will notice when your faucet leaks. To a buyer, that goes on their mental work-to-be-done-list. It’s a small investment to remove a minor distraction.

Step 6: Are you feeling ambitious? How’s about a fresh coat of new paint (notice the emphasis – Fresh and New.) Your house is great, but if another equal house (can even be slightly more $) looks like less work and has a fresh feel to it, guess which house will get the offer?

Before:  Before picture of an unpainted room in North Port FL - See after picture        


Do you want to sell your house on the high end of your price range? Let me show you how to attract buyers at the top. Call me to discuss what I do that goes beyond a simple MLS listing. Scott – 941-882-5494 Ext 701.

We have agents working from North Port through Tampa and we can oversee marketing anywhere within Florida.

Phone: 941-882-5494 Ext 701

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Phone: 941-882-5494 Ext 701

North Port, FL Zip Codes:
34288, 34287, 34289,
34290, 34286, 34291

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