If you’ve decided to sell your horse property, you must prepare it so it makes a positive impression on the buyers. If you stage a horse property well, you’ll be able to sell it more quickly and more profitably. First impressions matter immensely, so make sure to accentuate all the right sides of your property, the ones people can clearly see. When selling a property in a rural area, there are many things you can do to make it more presentable and appealing – here are a few:

Make both exteriors and interiors look impressive and welcoming

Even little improvements on your house exterior with a little bit of effort can make a huge difference. Depending on the current state of your property, you may choose to do more polishing – the more time and money you have at your disposal, the better effect will be, of course.  Still, to stage a horse property nicely, there is a lot you can do that doesn’t require any money or much of your time. Dedicate yourself to trimming, scrubbing, pruning, and cleaning. Clean out any potential underbrush growing around the trees and fences. Remove dead branches, repaint the exteriors, and clean the windows thoroughly. Ensure that you have a few low maintenance plants which are both good-looking and long-lasting.

You want all areas of your property to look easy to care for and in perfect condition. Make sure that the indoor of your house reflects the “well-maintained” image of the entire property. If there is a need for some improvements, repairs, or restorations, plan them on time. Each modification will increase your property’s value.

Keep the good appearance of your stable and tack room

Keep your stables clean, neat, and tidy. Wash the stable walls thoroughly on both sides (a power washer can do wonders here), and get all the cobwebs down. Install a few storage racks and shelves in your tack room and stable to make them look neat, even if they are full of horses. And finally, keep your horse’s water buckets squeaky clean.

Pay special attention to your tack room and avoid keeping too much stuff there. The potential buyer will want to see it from their perspective and imagine right away how they can use it. Remember to polish your bridles and thoroughly clean your grooming box. Don’t forget to collect manure often. Make the stable, tack room, and feed room look like lovely places to be in. Interested buyers tend to imagine themselves in the tack room, ready to get on their own horses for a ride.

Highlight all your installations and improvements

Not all stables have electricity, lights, ventilation, access to running water, insulation, etc. If yours does – mention it. Mention the hydrants if you have them near your stable. If you have matted stalls and a hitching post, make sure that people can see them. Everything that you have installed or improved in the previous years on your horse property is worth highlighting. Make your property ready to stand out from the rest. Look for a few outdoor improvements, even if you’re on a low budget.

Declutter your horse property

Declutter regularly, especially when staging your horse property for sale. Let’s say you have too much clutter in your stable. In that case, potential buyers may see little more than just the mess. If they can’t see the floors and the walls because of clutter, you need to solve that matter as quickly as you can.

Get rid of unnecessary things and pack as much stuff you want to keep as possible – and do it fast. Not only will it make your property look more spacious, but it will also be easier for you to move your belongings later when relocating to another home. It may be a good idea to rent a storage unit and make the whole process easier.

Be ready for your relocation

When you finally find the right buyer and make a good deal, keep in mind that you’ll have to organize your moving process soon after. To make the relocation process more manageable, follow our previous advice, and get rid of all excess stuff you haven’t used for a long time and don’t plan to use it in the future. When the time for moving to your new home comes, make sure to hire professionals you can trust. Choose from the numerous moving services they provide, according to your time and budget.

Best Movers in Florida can make your relocation process much more comfortable, and by entrusting them to move your belongings, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

Ensure that everything is perfectly clean and spotless at your horse ranch

If horses are currently there when showing potential buyers the property, try to have their stables cleaned once or twice a day. It would be best if you also strived to have a pleasant smell everywhere on your property, including the stables. Hanging a few bug and pest repellents made of essential oils will do the trick. Not only will your stable smell amazing, but you will also keep pesky flies away.

If you have fenced pastures for horses on your property, it would be great to put your horses there before showing the stable and tack room to potential buyers. It’s a chance to highlight the appearance of your stables. They should look great and as if they are waiting to welcome new horses inside.

Don’t forget to groom your horses carefully – their look should reflect their accommodation. Clean and fresh.

Have one especially relaxing spot

Find one spot outside with a really nice view and dedicate that place to sitting and relaxing. Take a couple of chairs, sunshade, and a picnic table and place them together. If the weather is favorable, have a couple of glasses or a couple of cups out on the table. By doing so, you’ll allow the buyers to visualize themselves there, enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, right at that relaxing and pleasant spot. Oh, and if you brew them a great hot beverage on a chilly day or serve them some refreshing drinks on a hot one – they’ll enjoy the whole experience even more.

Sell the idea of a good lifestyle

Horse properties most certainly require lots of work to remain in good order and nice-looking. However, when you’re selling, do everything you can to highlight the fact that a place like that can be tranquil, peaceful, and overall relaxing. When you stage a horse property, you need to convey to potential buyers that living on your property will be fun and easy. Sell them the idea of a good lifestyle – not only your horse property. People don’t buy the “what” it is that you’re selling; they buy the “why.”

All your hard work on staging the house and highlighting it’s features will be worth it when you find the right buyer. Your good negotiating skills and your efforts will be rewarded, and you’ll be ready to move into your new home successfully.

Author bio: Tom Mayers is a small town vet and a proud owner of a horse ranch in northern Florida. In his spare time, Tom writes blog articles and enjoys horseback riding.

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