Begin with the outside of your home, or your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your home from a street view. What jumps out at you? What would've-been-eye-catching features seem hidden? Understanding this helps us to decide what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't attractive on the outside with touched up paint and colorful garden plants we'll need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate 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? Examining your home with a buyer's eye, we'll recommend adjustments that build up market appeal. We'll suggest that you take away anything that gives the illusion of clutter. Table and counter tops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to give mass appeal to the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.
We know exactly where a room's best features are and how to highlight them. We'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively impact the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients like a house that draws them in with charm. Anything that could be "loud" should get moved out in order for your house to have general appeal while on the market.
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Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and add lighting where needed to show off your property. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and make sure a nice scent circulates room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your current home is their future home.