First, look at the exterior of your house, or your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What positive features seem waiting to be noticed? Understanding this helps us to choose what measures we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer envision themselves lounging in your living area, relaxing in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? We want your home to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of contentment. We'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that enhance the features of your house. We'll suggest that you reduce the effect of anything that gives the look of clutter. Tabletops should be neatly arranged. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the home so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
Every room gets a once-over. Improvements that directly affect your sale price include fixable like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
Potential buyers expect a home that draws them in with charm. Everything that could be "offensive" should be removed in order for your property to impress buyers during any visit.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when for the Open House, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can envision when they consider buying your house. Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and make sure a pleasant aroma flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your love seat and bed. We want buyers to feel like your current home has the potential to be.