First, look at the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What unique features seem waiting to be noticed? Understanding this helps us to choose what actions we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with touched up paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Touring your home from a buyer's view, I'll suggest changes that enhance sales appeal. I'll suggest that you take away anything that gives the look of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and play time drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the home so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
I'll look over each room of your home. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need polishing, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your home has mass appeal and that it's comfortable, steering clear of "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can consider borrowing furniture. The goal is for your home to look inviting as opposed to abandoned.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to set the stage for what buyers can expect after they close on your house. Brightening up each room is of major importance, so we'll do things like open curtains and create light where needed to show off your house. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and assure a pleasant aroma flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.