Three Top Tips for Staging Forest Hills Co-ops for Success!

When you decide to sell your co-op, you probably want it to sell quickly, right? Otherwise, you wouldn’t have listed it. You also want top dollar for this property that’s served you well. It doesn’t make sense to give it away!

What makes some Forest Hills co-ops appealing while others wear out their welcome on the real estate market? How do some sellers squeak an extra $10,000 out of their sale while others don’t approach their asking price? There are a lot of reasons for these situations. Today we’re going to focus on one: staging.

When it comes to staging your home to sell, you have options. You can hire a professional, or you can DIY. If you hire a professional, particularly one specializing in Forest Hills co-ops, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Unfortunately, a professional home stager might not be in your budget.

Let’s chat about DIY home staging. Deep cleaning your home, packing up your personal items and eliminating unpleasant odors are common staging suggestions. Here are three more ideas that are specific to Forest Hills co-ops:

  • Make your co-op look larger.
    Anything you can do to maximize space is a plus when you are staging a compact co-op. Remove clutter, rearrange furniture or temporarily put a few items in storage to open up your area.
  • Turn on the lights.
    We know how buyers love natural light! Unfortunately, some Forest Hills co-ops don’t have much of it. If your unit is on the dark side, make sure it’s well-illuminated with other lighting sources. Don’t forget to flip the lights on before a buyer takes a tour of your home!
  • Showcase your storage areas.
    Storage space is hard to come by in an urban co-op. Remove unnecessary items from your closets, cabinets and cubbies to make it look like you have the most storage space in the building!

At Forest Hills Realty , we know plenty of buyers who are in the market for Forest Hills co-ops! Get in touch with us today to learn more about listing your co-op for a successful sale.

Call us at (718) 997-6000 or email us here for more information.