Start with the outside of your home, also called your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your home from a street view. What jumps out at you? What positive characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Understanding this assists us in determining what measures 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 refreshed paint and blooming greenery we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your house seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Examining your house with a critical eye, I'll suggest changes that enhance market appeal.
I'll tell you take away anything that gives the impression of clutter. Table and counter tops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the home so buyers can envision it as their new home.
I know instantly what a room's best features are and how to show them off. Changes that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing
Potential buyers like a property that seems comfortable. Decor that could be uninviting should be put away in order for your home to have likability to buyers.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to host an Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to create a picture of what buyers will expect when they consider buying your house.
Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and ensure a nice scent circulates from every room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home is their future home.