Curb appeal is your best chance to create a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers create their initial opinion of your home and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what steps 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 retouched paint and bright garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Looking through your house from a buyer's perspective, I'll recommend arrangements that build up Open House appeal.
I'll help you put out of sight items that give the look of clutter. Table and counter tops should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can picture it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients want a property that seems comfortable. Everything that could be uninviting should go into storage so that your home will impress buyers while on the market.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your home, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can look forward to after they choose to buy your house.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to show off your home. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and make sure a pleasant fragrance circulates from every room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your couch and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current home is their future home.