First, look at the outside of your home, or your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What unique characteristics seem waiting to be noticed? Understanding this helps us to choose what measures we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with refreshed paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Can buyers see themselves lounging in your living area, relaxing in your master bedroom or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your dining room? I want your house to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by recommending changes that highlight the features of your home. I'll suggest that you take away items that give the illusion of clutter. Table and counter tops should be cleared off. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Ugly or busy spaces make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves living there.
I know instantly what a room's best features are and how to show them off. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your home is appealing and that it's inviting, steering clear of "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider borrowing furniture. The goal is for your house to look ready to live in as opposed to uninhabited.
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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 really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and make sure a delightful aroma flows throughout your home. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your chairs and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current home has the potential to be.