Curb appeal is your first chance to make a strong first impression on buyers before they enter your house. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers create their initial opinion of your house and how you perform house's regular maintenance.
Knowing this assists us in deciding what we can do to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house'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? Examining your property with a critical eye, I'll recommend changes that build up Open House appeal.
I'll tell you eliminate pieces that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Less than inviting or cluttered places make your home feel less spacious and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves living there.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively impact the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your house has mass appeal and that it's comfortable, staying away from "offensive" or "too-bright" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can try borrowing furnishings. The goal is for your home to look ready to live in as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
At every showing, we want to engage the buyer's senses. To eliminate shadows a mood changer and we'll part the curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a delightful fragrance circulates from every room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.