Curb appeal is your best chance to create a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers shape their first opinion of your home and how you perform home's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what we can do to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your house from a buyer's perspective, I'll suggest changes that build up sales appeal.
I'll suggest that you reduce the effect of items that give the illusion of clutter. Counter tops should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' artwork should get stored away too. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can picture it as their new house.
I know exactly what a room's best features are and how to highlight them. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
Buyers want to see a house that charms them. Anything that could be unsightly should get moved out so that your house will have general appeal at every showing.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when for the Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to paint a picture of what buyers can expect after they close on your house.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a nice fragrance circulates throughout your house. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your sofa and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home is their future home.