Curb appeal is your first chance to make a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers create their first opinion of your house and how you keep up your house's regular maintenance. Acknowledging this helps us to choose what plan of action we can use to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with retouched paint and blooming garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Touring your house from a buyer's perspective, we'll suggest adjustments that improve Open House appeal. We'll advise you take away items that give the impression of clutter. Table and counter tops should be cleared off. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get stored away too. We can help you de-clutter your house. Less than inviting or busy areas make your home look smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
We'll review each room of your home. Areas that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need cleaning.
Working together, we'll make sure your house has mass appeal and that it's comfortable, staying away from "offensive" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider borrowing furnishings. The goal is for your house to look ready to live in as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house. Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a delightful fragrance flows throughout your house. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your home is their future home.