How Do Condo Owners Increase Curb Appeal?
We all know curb appeal is important to buyers of single-family homes, but what if you are selling a condominium in a large building full of similar units? How do you make yours stand out from the rest? Here are a few tips for prompting that positive first impression that makes yours more memorable for potential buyers:
- Make sure the entry way is clean, clear and clutter free. Clean or repaint the front door. Relocate bulky furniture that makes the entry seem smaller. Avoid coat racks and umbrella stands that jut out from the wall as well.
- Perhaps place a fresh potted plant inside the doorway to bring the outside in. Just make sure it does not block the walkway and pick up any dropped leaves.
- Clean the insides of your windows. If your HOA is responsible for the outside windows, ask that they be cleaned before you start showing your home or have an open house.
- Make sure the hallway or walkway to your unit is clean. If you need to, just sweep it yourself. Pick up any papers or debris outside.
- When your home is going to be shown, turn on all the lights, open the blinds, and have soft music playing. Make sure the temperature inside the unit is comfortable.
- As with any home, make sure the counter tops and floors and clean and personal effects are out of sight. Consider placing a bowl of fruit or bouquet of flowers on the table to add some color and freshness.
- If you have pets, consider taking them while your home is being shown, or ask a neighbor to watch them before the potential buyer shows up.
Most of all, call your real estate agent to learn what features to play up (or down) in your unit to maximize it’s potential!
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