Start with the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What wonderful characteristics seem hidden?
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what steps we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and bright greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Examining your house with a buyer's eye, I'll suggest changes that enhance Open House appeal.
I'll tell you get rid of pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Brick-a-brack, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. I can help you de-clutter your house. Less than inviting or dirty spots make your home feel smaller and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves calling your property "home".
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need polishing, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients want a residence that invites them inside. Everything that could be too personal should be removed in order for your home to achieve mass appeal to buyers.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your house, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers will expect when they consider buying your house.
Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing softly and ensure a delightful scent flows throughout your house. We'll include cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home has the potential to be.