Begin with the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Inspect the exterior of your house from a street view. What jumps out at you? What great features seem hidden? Understanding this helps us to decide what actions we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and bright garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
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Can buyers picture themselves lounging in your living room, unwinding in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your dining room? We want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting small improvements that enhance the features of your property. I'll tell you reduce the effect of things that give the impression of clutter. Table and counter tops should be clutter-free. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' artwork should get stored away too. We need to "neutralize" the place so buyers can see it as their new place.
Every room gets a once-over. Changes that directly impact your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Working together, we'll make sure your house is neutral and that it's friendly, avoiding "offensive" or "too-bright" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider temporary furniture. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Lighting is critical and we'll draw back curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. We'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and assure a delightful fragrance circulates room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your couch and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home is their future home.