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Staging Your Condo for Sale

Curb appeal is definitely one of the most important factors to consider when preparing your Chicago luxury condo for sale. Lake Point Tower condos have a stunning view but what’s inside counts, too! You may want to consider getting a fresh coat of paint on your exterior walls and spend some money to hire professional landscapers to get the yard looking great. Just as important, though, is getting the interior of your condo ready to impress prospective buyers.

With so many condominiums on the market in Chicago, you need to do some work to help your condominium stand out from the crowd. This article will help you learn all the tricks to successful home staging, which will greatly improve your chance of selling quickly!

  1. Curb Appeal
    The first thing people notice when searching for a new home is the front yard. Get those landscapers to your home every week or two to keep the yard looking immaculate. Cut the grass, trim the hedges, keep the sidewalks clean and power wash the driveway and garage. Remove any dead plants and put some nice flowers in pots to bring some life to the yard.
  2. Repairs and Touchups
    If your walls need a fresh coat of paint, do it! If your carpets haven’t been cleaned in years, hire a professional to steam clean them in every room. Make sure all toilets and sinks work properly and make any other necessary repairs to get the condo in perfect working order.
  3. Clear Out the Clutter
    If you have a lot of furniture crowding your rooms or nick knacks everywhere, you’ll want to make things a little more simplistic. Less is more in this situation. A cluttered room will appear very small, which can be a big red flag to buyers. Go through your condo and decide what to keep in each room to show off the size and features and store everything else in the garage, or consider donating it to Goodwill. You want the buyer to be able to visualize how they will use the space, so removing excess furniture will benefit you greatly.
  4. Balance Soft and Hard Features
    When staging your condominium, you want to balance tile and carpet, tables and couches. You don’t want to go overboard in any room with too much of either. If you have a lot of hardwood floors, throw down a few rugs to soften the room. This may seem strange, but it’s a proven technique.
  5. Placement of Accessories is Critical
    Whether you’re using lamps, books or plants, you want to keep things simple. Depending on the size of the table or countertop you are accessorizing, you can determine how many items to place there. For a small end table, you can get away with a lamp and a few magazines, while a countertop needs more accessories but should never look cluttered.
  6. Check Your Work
    As buyers walk through the condo, they will get their first impression of each room from the doorway. Similar to hanging a picture on the wall, you should organize everything and step back to the doorway to inspect your work. Keep doing this and making small adjustments until the room looks “just right.”
  7. Become a Cleaning Machine
    Just like you did with the yard, you’ll need to get the interior of your condo spotless. If you’re not much of a cleaning person, you can find a good house cleaning service relatively cheap. You need to go over the entire place with a fine-toothed comb to ensure it’s as presentable as possible.

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