Start with the outside of your house, also called your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What great characteristics seem hidden?
Acknowledging this helps us to decide what we can do to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home'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? Touring your home with a buyer's eye, I'll suggest arrangements that improve Open House appeal.
I'll suggest that you get rid of pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' drawings should get stored away too. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
I know instantly what a room's best characteristics are and how to highlight them. Improvements that directly affect your bottom line include fixable like furniture pieces that should get removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
Buyers' agents know that their clients like to see a house that seems comfortable. Everything that could be "loud" should go into storage in order for your house to achieve mass appeal at every showing.
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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.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and create light where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and ensure a delightful fragrance circulates from every area. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your current house is their future home.