Start with the outside of your home, or your curb appeal. Inspect the outside of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What wonderful features seem waiting to be noticed?
Understanding this assists us in determining what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with touched up paint and bright greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Can buyers picture themselves watching a movie in your living area, reading a good book in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your dining room? I want your home to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of easy living. I'll help you achieve this by suggesting changes that enhance your home's features.
I'll tell you get rid of anything that gives the look of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Brick-a-brack, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
I'll review each room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your house is neutral and that it's comfortable, steering clear of "loud" or "personalized" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about temporary furnishings. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to bare.
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Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and assure a pleasing aroma flows from every room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your sofa and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your house has the potential to be.