Curb appeal is your only chance to create a strong first impression on buyers before they enter your home. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers form their initial opinion of your house and how you upkeep home's regular maintenance.
Understanding this helps us to decide what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Can buyers picture themselves enjoying game night in your living space, unwinding in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that enhance the features of your property.
I'll help you put in storage items that give the look of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Less than inviting or messy spots make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a more difficult time seeing themselves living there.
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
I'll make sure your house has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, avoiding "loud" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can consider borrowing furniture. The goal is for your home to look ready to live in as opposed to uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your home, because everything comes together to set the stage for what buyers can expect after they close on your house.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a pleasing fragrance circulates from every room. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.