Begin with the outside of your home, also called 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 would've-been-eye-catching features seem waiting to be noticed?
Understanding this helps us to choose what we can do to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with retouched paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer see themselves hanging out in your living room, reading a good book in your reading nook or inviting family and friends over for 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 do this by suggesting small improvements that highlight your home's features.
I'll tell you put in storage items that give the illusion of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. We can help you de-clutter your house. Unsightly or messy areas make your home seem smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
We know instantly what a room's best features are and how to show them off. Improvements that directly impact your bottom line include fixable like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
We'll make sure your house is appealing and that it's inviting, avoiding "loud" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can try renting furnishings. The goal is for your home to look homey as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
In the short time that your house will be on the market, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a delightful aroma circulates room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current house has the potential to be.