Getting your home ready for the South Lake Tahoe real estate market can take a lot of work, effort and money depending on the property. If you are planning on listing soon, the best way to get started is by reaching out to a local South Lake Tahoe Realtor who has a proven track record, experience, knows the local market and is trustworthy. They can guide you on what you need to do to get your home ready based on the needs of local buyers and market trends. Now if your South Lake Tahoe Real Estate is ready to list, you may be looking to put a few affordable finishing touches together before the professional photos are taken as well as before prospective buyers come knocking at your door. Here are a few décor tips from the folks at Realtor.com on proven ways to decorate for a successful sale.
- Incorporate the color blue. This should be pretty easy seeing as one of the big draws of owning South Lake Tahoe real estate is being in close proximity to a lake that brings in millions of visitors a year. The clarity and shades of blue are photographed so bringing in tones of blue and teal will be a breeze. While we wouldn’t recommend painting full walls blue, find a piece of art featuring the lake or this color. Perhaps a rug, throw pillows or vases too. Whatever route you go, blue instills a sense of calm and clarity, which buyers definitely want to feel when they arrive home. If you can make them feel this way while they tour your property, the other homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe they have been touring may get knocked to the bottom of the list.
- Let their be light! Dark and dingy homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe take a lot longer to move. While we get almost 300 days of sun a year, if your home naturally doesn’t get a lot of light, you will need to take a few steps to make sure it appears that way. Remove heavy drapes or window treatments that are dark and obstruct natural light from coming in. Consider replacing with light weight and light colored ones. Keep windows clean and remove screens as that can also let in a little bit of extra light. Add in brighter light bulbs and strategically placed lamps. Lighter and brighter equals a feeling of more space. Your South Lake Tahoe Realtor will be able to help assist on placement and ideas with this one so if you are feeling stumped, just ask!
- Well taken care of plants and beautiful flowers add a feeling of warmth. It also sends the subliminal message that if the plants and flowers are well taken care of, so is the house. Don’t make the interior of your home feel like a secret garden, but do consider placing some beautiful flowers on the coffee table or dining table and have some lush green plants in a place that feels natural.
For more information on listing homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe or how to get your home ready for the market, feel free to reach out. I would be happy to assist!