Staging your Ocean Edge condo properly for the fall real estate market is important in order to sell your property quickly and at the right price. Ocean Edge in Brewster is a very desirable location with plenty of competition within the condo complex. Know your market and who you are trying to sell your home to during the fall season. Check out our blog, “How to Appeal to Buyers of Every Generation.” Ocean Edge condos in Brewster can be very appealing to various generations of buyers for many reasons, which work to your favor as a seller. For example, the amenities at Ocean Edge Brewster are very appealing as is the location of the complex. Make sure you do not miss out on your sale and find out how to stage your Ocean Edge condo for the fall real estate market and sell it now!
A cluttered environment distracts buyers from being able to see the potential of your property and ultimately purchasing your Ocean Edge condo. You could be covering up your property’s best features by cluttering up your space and turning buyers off. This could cause them to walk away and check out neighboring condos for sale that are staged to show off the condo’s full potential. Clutter can give buyers the impression that your condo is small because of all of the stuff in the way taking up precious space. This could be overcrowded shelves, too much furniture or even bulky furniture that does not fit the space.
This is why it is important to tidy up and remove clutter before you start showing your cond to potential buyers. It might be a good idea to retain a storage unit to keep unnecessary furniture or belongings that take up too much space in your condo. Finding creative storage pieces (as mentioned in our blog “5 Ways to Maximize Your Storage Space“) to create homes for your smaller pieces. Creating a place to put away your smaller items when you are not using them organizes your space and reduces the amount of stuff laying around your home when showing your Ocean Edge condo.
This might seem like a no brainer, but doing a thorough cleaning of your condo makes a huge difference in the appearance of your property. A dirty home will instantly turn buyers away because this is your chance to make a first impression! If the condo looks neglected, the potential buyer will wonder what else is being neglected. Is there a major issue that is being ignored and will they have to deal with it once they buy the condo? A sparkling property will keep buyers focused on the important key features of your home, and encourage them to picture themselves living in this clean and new feeling home.
Consider hiring a professional cleaner to do a deep clean on your Ocean Edge condo. It may seem like an unnecessary expense, but a professional cleaning makes a big difference in the quality of the job done on your property. As the homeowner, you are familiar with your condo and know it best without a doubt. However, you are also comfortable with your home and maybe miss out on cleaning key areas that wouldn’t stand out to you, but would stand out to the home buyer. Avoid this by hiring a cleaner every few weeks to do a cleaning on your property. If you have de-cluttered and organized your space, it shouldn’t be too difficult to keep your condo in good shape in between cleanings while your property is shown. For more tips on how to prepare your home for selling, check out our blog “5 First Time Seller Tips.”
When a buyer walks into your home, they need to be able to picture themselves and their families in that space. That is what will sell the home to the buyer. Walking into your home and seeing pictures of you and your family all over the place could make it difficult for the buyer to see themselves when they’re seeing you all over the condo. If your walls seem bare with all of your pictures down, consider hanging some mirrors to brighten the space and make it feel larger.
Remove pictures of yourself and your families from the walls and tables around your home so the buyer can only pictures themselves living in the space. Momentos from trips out and children’s artwork can also make your condo too personal for buyers, so consider putting these objects away until you move into your new home. Personal items are safer put away anyway when you are showing your home. It would be terrible to have your glass figurine from your child’s first Disney trip broken by accident as a buyer was viewing your property.
It is important that every room in your home has a clear purpose and use. This will help the potential buyer envision themselves in this space. As we become more comfortable in our home, rooms often take on new roles as our needs change. A formal dining room may become a landing spot for backpacks and sports gear, and you eat dinner with your family in the kitchen or on the go. An office might become a laundry folding station and storage space. Whatever your rooms have developed with time, it is important that they have a purpose that is clearly communicated to the buyers.
Remove anything from the rooms that conveys a message that is anything different than what it should to define that space. If you work out in your office space, remove the elliptical machine, put it in storage and focus on making the room feel like an office. With the number of millennials working from home and spending time on their tablets or laptops, they need to be able to envision themselves in that space working. Empty nesters would like to see a dining room where they could invite their children over for dinner instead of a reminder of what they had when their children were young coming home from school dropping their things on the dining room table.
Stage Your Ocean Edge Condo
For a successful Ocean Edge showing, it is important that you consider the staging of your condo. Remove the clutter, clean your condo thoroughly, depersonalize and define the rooms in your home. Taking these steps will make your Ocean Edge condo stand out among the others, and get your condo sold in a timely manner for the right price! Michael Leighton has been the #1 Agent at Ocean Edge since 2004 and the #1 Agent in Brewster since 2007. Contact him and his team of professionals today to sell your Ocean Edge condo.