Begin with the exterior of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What unique features seem to fade into the background?
Understanding this assists us in deciding what plan of action we can use to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to address those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Examining your property with a critical eye, we'll suggest changes that enhance sales appeal.
We'll tell you put in storage things that give the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be cleared off. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' works of art should get stored away too. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
We know exactly what a room's best features are and how to highlight them. Improvements that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need washing
Buyers' agents know that their clients like a residence that seems comfortable. Anything that could be too personal should be put away so that your house will achieve mass appeal to buyers.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and assure a pleasant fragrance flows from every room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your couch and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house has the potential to be.