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selling your home

A few small things can make a big difference when selling your home.

Make first impressions count. Without a doubt, a visually appealing house will attract buyers, who can't help but respond to the look and "feel" of a home. Take time to carefully prepare for showings.

Don't forget the following:

  • Cut the grass
  • Remove any clutter from the yard
  • Trim hedges
  • Weed gardens
  • Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
  • Paint if needed
  • Remove unnecessary clutter from garages

Scrub, dust and fix up the works. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:

  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean tubs, toilets and showers and hang fresh towels
  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Fix things like broken hinges and light switches

Listen to suggestions. As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgement. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.

Take a whiff. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains.

Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights.

Let potential buyers "see" themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.

Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.

Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.

Choose a Real Estate Professional you like and trust.

Relocations & Referrals:

If you are moving out of the area due to a career change or relocation with your current job, let our team use our professional networks to find the right Real Estate professional to represent you in your new location. Ensuring our clients are well taken care of by Real Estate professionals we trust when they are relocating is just another way Luxe Group SC agents aim to build and sustain lasting relationships that go beyond any single transaction to make sure our clients are our priority!

Military Relocations:

If you are moving out of the area due to a change in permanent duty station Luxe Group SC is standing ready to assist with your decision-making process when it comes to your Lowcountry home.  The decision to maintain your home and rent it or put it on the market for sale can depend on a myriad of personal and market factors.  Let our team help and give you all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.  If you decide that selling is your best option, Luxe Group SC offers a discounted commission structure for Active Duty, Veterans and Retired military service members.  It’s the least we can do to thank you for your service!

Quick Tips:

Are you thinking about selling your home? There is a myriad of small steps you can take now to get your home ready to sell. A Luxe Group SC professional can help identify quick fixes that will increase your curb appeal and improve the offers on your home.

Homes that sell quickly are typically those that are both priced properly and in the best condition.  Luxe Group SC has partnerships with many local and trusted contractors and tradesman to assist in areas such as painting, landscaping, plumbing, roofing, and staging your home!

Let us help you navigate the listing and sales process; we have experience selling homes throughout the Greater Charleston area. 

To set up a consultation fill out the contact form below and a Luxe Group SC Realtor® will be in touch to set up a time to chat. We look forward to working with you and showing you what we mean when we say Luxe Group SC is your Charleston Realtors of Choice!


Whether you choose to do business with us or not, we are here to answer any questions you have.

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