Sellers: Tips for Making Your Chicago Condos for Sale Stand Out to Buyers

There are so many condos on the market these days, it’s important to make luxury Chicago condos and luxury homes stand out, especially when you’re trying to sell. Getting buyers in is all about getting them out—outside, that is—when it comes to luxury Chicago homes.

So open up your condo or home to the outside, and bring the outside in. Here are some tips on what to add, based on the hot trends:

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Flickr Creative Commons/Per Ola Wiberg (Powi)

A garden on your garage roof. Everyone want to be able to grow their own beautiful flowers and organic vegetables in the comfort of their Chicago real estate nowadays—even the President and first lady are doing it. The entry point to the garden area should be a “wow” statement, according to a recent feature on Christy Weber Landscaping in Chicago Home + Garden magazine—it should be lush and the plants should brush up against everyone who enters. Rooftop gardens that are part of Chicago homes for sale should also include sunbathing space, comfortable outdoors chairs for a mingling/cocktail area, an outdoor dining area, and …

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Flickr Creative Commons/WoodleyWonderWorks

An outdoor kitchen, including a grill that’s to-die-for. People who are buying luxury Chicago real estate are investing in their homes, and therefore will be eating more at home. So it followed that all Chicago luxury homes should be equipped with top-of-the-line outdoor grills—and they’re not just for summer. Over half of all grill owners say that they grill year-round, according to the Chicago Home + Garden article. Weber’s new Genesis Collection offers stylish color options such as brick red and steel gray grills.

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Flickr Creative Commons/Yandle

Green your interior. Make sure potential buyers know that living in luxury Chicago real estate doesn’t have to mean being isolated from nature. Fill the corners of your home with rare plants in sophisticated, architectural pots.

If you fill your house with green, inside and out, it’s far more likely you’ll get green in return from buyers.

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