5 Things You Can Do to Sell Your Luxury Home in Scottsdale

5 Things You Can Do to Sell Your Luxury Home in Scottsdale

  • 09/30/18
Selling a luxury home in Scottsdale is quite a bit different from selling any other type of real estate – and there are five things you can do to help your Scottsdale REALTOR® sell yours quickly and at the right price:

  • Enthrall prospective buyers with curb appeal
  • Give your guests a bright, welcoming environment
  • Bring the outdoors inside
  • Define every room in the home
  • Go for a spa-like feel in the lavatories

5 Things You Can Do to Sell Your Luxury Home in Scottsdale

Your real estate agent will walk you through several improvements you can make before you list your home, but there are five things you can do long before you list. Get a head start by following these five tips.

1. Enthrall Prospective Buyers With Curb Appeal

The first impression prospective buyers get is when they pull into your driveway, so it needs to be a good one. Your real estate agent will walk you through improvements you may need to make long before your home hits the market, but here some of the basics you can do on your own:

  • Hire professional landscapers to trim, prune and arrange the plants you have outdoors
  • Have someone pressure-wash your driveway and sidewalks (but don’t pressure-wash the outside of your home – it can cause more harm than good!)
  • Add window boxes brimming with flowers beneath perfectly streak-free windows
  • Replace the mailbox
  • Put out a fresh welcome mat
  • Replace tired house numbers with beautiful new ones
  • Light up the porch and front walkway
(Get 3 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros here.)

2. Give Your Guests a Bright, Welcoming Environment

Pull back all the drapes, throw open the windows (if the weather’s nice), and turn on all the lights. The more natural light you can let in, the better – and your guests will appreciate being able to see everything they came to see.

Leave a stylish, lined basket of chilled bottled water out for potential buyers. You can also leave pre-wrapped treats in a bowl near the door (Ghirardelli chocolates always go over well). A little bit of hospitality goes a long way when you're selling a luxury home.

3. Bring the Outdoors Inside

Fresh-cut flowers or live plants can improve any environment, so bring in what you can to complement your home and make prospective buyers feel better. They’ll be able to immerse themselves in your home’s spectacular ambiance.

Keep flowers or live plants in these rooms:

  • Entryway or foyer
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Lavatories
Don’t overdo it, though. You don’t want prospective buyers to feel like you’re a plant-hoarder or they’re on a nature walk as they tour your home. Limit yourself to no more than a few plants per area.

4. Define Every Room in the Home

You’re not only selling a house – you’re selling its potential. It’s your job to emphasize the luxury lifestyle potential in every space. If you have a spare room, transform it into a guest bedroom or home office; if your basement is finished and full of awkward space, turn it into a yoga studio or media room. Every room must have a purpose, even if you’ve previously used it as a catch-all for exercise equipment, storage or a place to stash items you can’t put elsewhere.

If you have a catch-all room, your best bet is to rent a storage unit and put whatever’s in it away until you move.

5. Go for a Spa-Like Feel in the Lavatories

Statistically, luxury buyers look for bathrooms that feel like spas. That means you need to set the tone in each lavatory in your home – clear out your personal toiletries and replace them with high-end soap, brand-new, plush white towels. (Pro tip: Put all your personal toiletries in a basket when they’re not in use. When your agent lets you know you have a showing, whisk them out to your car with you.)

Every facet of your bathrooms needs to gleam. Replace shower curtains, clean shower doors until they’re sparkling and replace old tile. Pedestal sinks are “in” for small bathrooms because they create more space – and even small bathrooms need to exude luxury.

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