Start with the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What dollar-earning characteristics seem waiting to be noticed?
Understanding this assists us in determining what actions we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with retouched paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer envision themselves watching a movie in your living room, reading a good book in your master bedroom or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting changes that highlight your house's features.
I'll advise you put out of sight anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Counter tops should be clutter-free. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to give mass appeal to the home so buyers can imagine it as their new home.
I'll review every room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients expect a property that draws them in with charm. Items that could be unsightly should be put away so that your home will have general appeal during any visit.
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Setting the Stage
At every showing, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to show off your home. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a pleasing scent flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your love seat and bed. Buyers should feel like your home has the potential to be.