Begin with the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your home from a street view. What jumps out at you? What great characteristics seem hidden? Knowing this helps us to choose what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and colorful greenery we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer picture themselves lounging in your living room, unwinding in your spa tub or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your house to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending changes that enhance the features of your home. I'll tell you get rid of pieces that give the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can see it as their new house.
I know exactly where a room's best characteristics are and how to show them off. Enhancements that directly affect your sale price include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
I'll ensure your home has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, staying away from "offensive" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can think about renting furniture. The goal is for your home to look ready to live in as opposed to bare.
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Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Shadows are a mood changer and we'll draw back curtains, and reduce shadows where needed to show off your property. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a pleasant scent flows from every area. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current home has the potential to be.