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 shape their initial opinion of your house and how you perform house's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this helps us to decide what actions we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with touched up paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living area, relaxing in your master bedroom or getting work done in your home office? We want your house to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. We'll help you achieve this by recommending small improvements that highlight your house's features.
We'll help you get rid of things that give the look of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the home so buyers can envision it as their new home.
We know instantly where a room's best features are and how to show them off. We'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively impact the sale.
We'll make sure your house is likable and that it's comfortable, avoiding "offensive" or "personalized" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can think about renting furnishings. The goal is for your home to look inviting as opposed to cold and deserted.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a nice aroma circulates throughout your house. We'll make use of cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.