When it comes to staging South Lake Tahoe real estate, the whole point is making it appeal to folks coming through with fresh eyes. After all, if we have lived somewhere for a while, we get used to things, and don’t pay attention to details that quite frankly, need attention. When sellers list homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, the point is to attract multiple buyers and get it sold quickly for the amount desired by the seller. Deep cleaning, de-cluttering and making the home stand out against the competition takes work. The kitchen is the center of the home, and what a lot of buyers look at. If this area is un kept or messy, you could lose the buyer. Here are a few tips to make sure the most sought after room in a home is looking its best!
Take Out The Trash
This is South Lake Tahoe Real Estate 101. An overflow of trash inside the home not only smells, but also implies the home is dirty and not well maintained. Take it out!
Cluttered Counters Are A No No
We know, the kitchen is a room that hosts a lot of tasks: Meal prep, gatherings, storage and more….this is how everyone ends up with a Kitchen junk drawer. It is pretty easy to let clutter get out of control in this space, what with counter top appliances, dishes being used, etc. While you may think that leaving dishes in the sink is acceptable (after all, everybody has a sink specifically for this task), it is actually not. In fact, a lot of buyers have a hard time looking past this. Especially because it takes away from the space in the kitchen. When listing homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, make sure the sink is clear of “stuff”.
Get Rid Of Grease
Nobody wants to leave a home smelling like McDonalds. If you love your fryer and it shows, buyers searching for real estate in South Lake Tahoe may be too hung up on how they smell after leaving your property to really see the property. Not only does fried foods and grease smell icky, it can cause visitors to smell long after they leave. So, hide the fryer, remove grease from the kitchen and make sure no one leaves craving French fries.
Keep The Non Kitchen Items Out Of The Kitchen
South Lake Tahoe realtors have seen it all! From in home hair salons to random items on the counter, remove things that do not belong in a kitchen. We want potential buyers to tour South Lake Tahoe homes for sale imagining the kitchen as JUST a kitchen.
Appliances That Haven’t Been Maintained
Your appliances should be clean, inside, under, out and behind. Buyers will pull appliances from the wall and if they see grease, food splatters, dust, or even pest droppings, you can bet your real estate in South Lake Tahoe is not going to be at the top of the list.
Speaking of pests!
This should go without saying, but even the slightest signal that pests are an issue in the home for sale in South Lake Tahoe, especially in the kitchen, can send a buyer running. Bugs, mice or spiders need to be handled before you list and all evidence of their prior residence should be erased.
If you don’t have pests, but you have pets…..
Clean up after them! Kitty litter, pee pads, feeding dishes, slobbery toys and hair balls are not pretty. Plus they can leave behind a smell. Contain these items to one area or hide them altogether for showings if you can.
If you are getting ready to list a South Lake Tahoe home for sale, feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to help!