First, look at the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What would've-been-eye-catching features seem hidden?
Knowing this assists us in deciding what we can do to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with touched up paint and colorful greenery we'll need to address those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your property from a buyer's perspective, I'll recommend fixes that build up market appeal.
I'll tell you reduce the effect of anything that gives the look of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and play time drawings should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Unattractive or busy places make your home feel unkempt and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves living there.
I'll review each room of your home. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
I'll ensure your house has mass appeal and that it's friendly, staying away from "loud" or "can't-work-with" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try temporary furniture. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and make sure a pleasant aroma circulates from every area. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your sofa and bedding.