Start with the outside of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your house from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What unique features seem waiting to be noticed?
Acknowledging this helps us to choose what we can do to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't pretty on the outside with refreshed paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Looking through your house with a buyer's eye, I'll advise you of changes that enhance Open House appeal.
I'll suggest that 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 artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or busy areas make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a harder time seeing themselves living there.
Every area gets a once-over. Areas that directly impact your sale price include fixable like furniture pieces that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing
With me by your side, you'll know that your house has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, steering clear of "loud" or "too-bright" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can consider temporary furnishings. The goal is for your home to look inviting as opposed to abandoned.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to open your home up to buyers, because everything comes together to set the stage for what buyers can envision when they consider buying your house. Shadows are a mood changer and we'll part the curtains, and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a pleasing fragrance circulates from every room. We'll make use of cozy-looking bedspreads, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current house has the potential to be.