Start with the exterior of your house, also called your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What would've-been-eye-catching characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Understanding this assists us in determining what steps we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and blooming greenery we'll need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
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Could a buyer envision themselves enjoying game night in your living room, unwinding in your reading nook or getting work done in your home office? We want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and offer them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that highlight your house's features.
I'll suggest that you put out of sight anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be cleared off. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. We'll de-clutter your house. Unattractive or busy spaces make your home look unkempt and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves calling your place home.
I know exactly what a room's best features are and how to highlight them. Enhancements that directly affect your sale price include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should get rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Working together, we'll make sure your house has mass appeal and that it's friendly, steering clear of "loud" or "personalized" shades on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider renting furniture. You want your home to look homey as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we want to capture buyers' attention. Brightness is a mood changer and we'll draw back curtains, and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. We'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and make sure a nice scent flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.