Begin with the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your house from a street view. What do you notice first? What awesome features seem hidden?
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what actions we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't pretty on the outside with refreshed paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Could a buyer picture themselves enjoying game night in your living room, unwinding in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending changes that enhance the features of your home.
I'll suggest that you take away anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time drawings should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Disheveled or dirty places make your home look smaller and buyers have a harder time seeing themselves calling your property "home".
I know instantly what a room's best characteristics are and how to highlight them. Improvements that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
With me by your side, you'll know that your home has mass appeal and that it's friendly, steering clear of "offensive" or "can't-work-with" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can try temporary furniture. The goal is for your house to look ready to live in as opposed to empty.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your house, because everything comes together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they choose to buy your house.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back 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 pleasing aroma circulates throughout your house. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.