First, look at the exterior of your home, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from a street view. What jumps out at you? What positive features seem hidden?
Understanding this assists us in deciding what actions we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with touched up paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Can buyers picture themselves enjoying game night in your living room, unwinding in your master bedroom or studying in your home office? I want your house to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that highlight the features of your house.
I'll suggest that you eliminate items that give the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Ugly or cluttered spots make your home feel smaller and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves living there.
I know instantly where a room's best characteristics are and how to show them off. Changes that directly affect your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
I'll ensure your house is appealing and that it's comfortable, avoiding "offensive" or "personalized" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can try renting furnishings. You want your house to look homey as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to host an Open House, because everything comes together to paint a picture of what buyers can expect after they close on your house.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and ensure a pleasant scent flows throughout your house. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.