Curb appeal is your only chance to create a positive impact on buyers before they enter your house. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers form their first thoughts about your house and how you perform home's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what measures we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't the best it can look on the outside with refreshed paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Can buyers picture themselves watching a movie in your living space, unwinding in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your house to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that enhance the features of your house.
I'll suggest that you put in storage anything that gives the look of clutter. Table and counter tops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or messy places make your home look smaller and buyers have a more difficult time seeing themselves living there.
I know exactly where a room's best features are and how to show them off. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively influence the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your house has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, staying away from "loud" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can try renting furnishings. You want your home to look homey as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we want to engage the buyer's senses.
Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and assure a nice scent flows from every room. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.