Begin with the outside of your home, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your house from a street view. What jumps out at you? What unique characteristics seem to fade into the background? Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what we can do to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with refreshed paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to tackle those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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Does your house seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your house from a buyer's perspective, we will advise you of changes that improve sales appeal. We will tell you take away anything that gives the illusion of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get stored away too. We'll de-clutter your house. Less than inviting or cluttered spaces make your home look smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves living there.
Every area gets a once-over. We will note the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
We will ensure your house has mass appeal and that it's comfortable, staying away from "offensive" or "too-bright" shades on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can think about borrowing furniture. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to barren.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses. To counteract darkness is vital and we'll part the curtains, and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. We'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a pleasant aroma circulates throughout your house. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your loveseat and bed. Buyers should feel like your current house has the potential to be their next home.