Selling Your Big Island Luxury Home? Prep It For A Quick Sale
Appearance is everything, particularly with luxury real estate. As Big Island luxury home real estate professionals, we know those who put their properties or estates on the market want to sell it as quickly as possible, for the best price. Here are a few tips to ensure your home is one that appeals to those in the market for an upscale home.
First and foremost is curb appeal. If your home isn’t inviting and attention-grabbing on the outside, who will want to take a tour of the inside? Make sure every detail of the exterior is perfect, from sidewalks, siding, and decks to the lawn and landscaping. Even a freshly painted front door and distinctive house numbers can make a difference.
Clear out the clutter and tidy things up. Clutter is confusing, which no buyer wants. Whether it’s personal items, furnishings, small appliances on kitchen counters, the kid’s toys – clear it out. Even in closets and on shelves, removing excess items will help potential buyers realize how much storage potential is available.
Open, light, and airy is inviting. Open up the windows to let fresh air in, light some candles that aren’t heavily scented (such as vanilla), open up the shades or curtains, place a beautifully arranged bowl of fresh local fruit on the dining room table.
Neutral colors are your best choice. While you may be passionate about bright red, neon yellow, or royal purple, others may not be. Neutral colors such as off-white, cream, or taupe open up spaces and offer a clean, spacious appeal. It’s perfectly fine to accessorize with bold or bright pillows, area rugs, or artwork that offer a pop of color.
Bathrooms that provide a spa-like experience are extremely popular. Affluent buyers want an area where they can relax and invigorate. Update the bathrooms by adding chic pedestal sinks, new tile, plush white towels, high-end soaps and other toiletries. Ultimately you want the bathroom to set the stage for a relaxing experience.
When you’re not sure how to showcase your Hawaii Island luxury home in a way that best highlights the positive features while downplaying any negatives, don’t rule out calling in a professional stager. Ultimately you want your home to present in a way that appeals to the largest audience of potential buyers, so you can sell it for a good price in record time.