Curb appeal is your only chance to make a positive impact on buyers before they enter your home. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers form their initial thoughts about your home and how you upkeep home's regular maintenance.
Knowing this helps us to decide what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't pretty on the outside with retouched paint and bright greenery we'll need to address those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Could a buyer picture themselves hanging out in your living room, reading a good book in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by suggesting changes that highlight your house's features.
I'll advise you put in storage things that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new house.
I know instantly what a room's best features are and how to highlight them. Changes that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need cleaning.
With me by your side, you'll know that your home is likable and that it's inviting, staying away from "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can consider renting furnishings. The goal is for your house to look homey as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can expect after they close on your house.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and assure a nice aroma circulates from every room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.