Begin with the outside of your home, also called your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What wonderful characteristics seem hidden?
Acknowledging this helps us to choose what measures we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and colorful greenery we'll need to address those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer envision themselves lounging in your living space, relaxing in your reading nook or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your dining room? We want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of comfort. We'll help you accomplish this by suggesting small improvements that enhance the features of your house.
We'll suggest that you put out of sight things that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and play time works of art should get stored away too. You need to give mass appeal to the home so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
Every area gets a once-over. Changes that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need washing
Potential buyers expect a property that invites them inside. Decor that could be "offensive" should get moved out so that your home will have likability during any visit.
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Setting the Stage
In the short time that your house will be on the market, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like part the curtains and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a delightful scent flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your chairs and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current home has the potential to be.