Selling your home is a major decision — one that comes with a lot of responsibility attached. When you’re trying to make that sale, use these tropical staging tips to make your property as desirable as possible.
Unfortunately, while living in Hawaii has a lot of perks, it also means that many of the homes have the same attractions. To make your property stand out from the rest, you have to go the extra mile to ensure that your tropical Big Island home will stand out from the rest.
So, with that in mind, let’s go over the fundamental tropical staging tips that can make the selling process move a little faster. We’ll also throw in some bonus ideas to give you that competitive edge.
#1 Don’t Make it Personal
If you’re currently living in the house, it’s easy to keep all of your stuff in plain view of potential buyers. However, this is a huge mistake. For many people, they can’t imagine how they will transform a home when it’s not a blank canvas. If your personal belongings are all over the place, new homeowners will think that that’s how it’s going to be when they move in.
Since abstract thought is not a strong point of new buyers, it’s up to you to make the place look as de-personalized as possible.
Bonus Tip: Hire professionals to make your home look move-in ready. While you could save money and try to do it yourself, do you have the time or energy to make the place spotless? Invest in a cleaning crew and get the walls painted if possible.
#2 Get it Up to Code
Small dings and scratches may add some character to your home, but they can make potential buyers wary. Also, outdated fixtures can lower your home’s appraisal value, even if they are fully functional.
If you want to get your property to stand out, you have to go through and fix all of the little things you put off when you were living there. Not only will doing this add value to the home, but it will give you a chance to make a better first impression with new buyers.
Bonus Tip: Try adding a little bit of flair to your fixtures by installing a few new coverings. As long as they aren’t too personalized, they can inspire homeowners to see what’s possible. Plus, if they like it, it’s one less thing they have to worry about, which can make it seem more attractive.