First, look at the outside of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What unique characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Knowing this assists us in deciding what measures we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and colorful garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living space, relaxing in your spa tub or studying in your home office? We want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you achieve this by suggesting changes that highlight your home's features.
I'll tell you get rid of pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Table and counter tops should be neatly arranged. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' drawings should get stored away too. We need to "de-personalize" the home so buyers can see it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll point out 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 quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
We'll ensure your house has mass appeal and that it's friendly, staying away from "offensive" or "can't-work-with" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try borrowing furniture. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
The entire time your house in on the market, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Shadows are critical and we'll part the curtains, and create light where needed to welcome the buyer. We'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a pleasant aroma circulates room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home has the potential to be.