Begin with the exterior of your home, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What unique features seem to fade into the background?
Acknowledging this helps us to decide what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with refreshed paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Can buyers picture themselves hanging out in your living area, reading a good book in your master bedroom or studying in your home office? I want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by suggesting changes that enhance your home's features.
I'll suggest that you reduce the effect of pieces that give the look of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the home so buyers can envision it as their new house.
I'll look over every room of your home. Changes that directly impact your sale price include fixable like pieces of furniture that should get rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need cleaning.
Potential buyers want to see a property that invites them inside. Personal items that could be "loud" should be put away so that your house will impress buyers at the open house.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your house, because all of the improvements mesh together to paint a picture of what buyers will expect after they choose to buy your house.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and make sure a delightful scent flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.