Curb appeal is your first chance to create a strong first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers shape their first thoughts about your home and how you keep up your house's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with touched up paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Touring your house from a buyer's perspective, I'll recommend arrangements that build up Open House appeal.
I'll advise you put out of sight items that give the impression of clutter. Table and counter tops should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get stored away too. I can help you de-clutter your house. Ugly or messy areas make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a harder time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
I'll look over each room of your home. Changes that directly impact your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should get removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need cleaning.
Potential buyers like to see a residence that draws them in with charm. Personal items that could be "loud" should go into storage in order for your home to garner mass appeal at the open house.
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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Brightening up each room is of major importance, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a pleasant fragrance circulates room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your current home is their future home.