Begin with the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What unique features seem to fade into the background?
Knowing this assists us in deciding what plan of action we can use to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with retouched paint and bright greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your home's final selling price.
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Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living area, unwinding in your spa tub or getting work done in your home office? We want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting changes that highlight the features of your house.
I'll advise you get rid of anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. We need to give mass appeal to the place so buyers can picture it as their new home.
I know instantly where a room's best characteristics are and how to show them off. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers like a place that seems comfortable. Personal items that could be "loud" should go into storage in order for your home to have general appeal to buyers.
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Setting the Stage
The entire time your house in on the market, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Brightness is important and we'll open curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. We'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and ensure a pleasant scent flows from every area. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current place is their future home.