Begin with the exterior of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What wonderful characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Understanding this assists us in deciding what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and colorful garden plants we'll need to address those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Looking through your home from a buyer's view, we'll advise you of changes that improve Open House appeal.
We'll suggest that you put out of sight pieces that give the impression of clutter. Table and counter tops should be clutter-free. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.
We'll look over every room of your home. Changes that directly impact your sale price include fixable like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing
Buyers' agents know that their clients like to see a residence that seems comfortable. Decor that could be "loud" should be removed so that your home will have likability at every showing.
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Setting the Stage
We'll tell you when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can look forward to after they choose to buy your house.
Brightening up your interior 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 mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and make sure a nice fragrance flows throughout your house. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding.