Curb appeal is your first chance to make a great first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers form their initial thoughts about your house and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance. Knowing this helps us to decide what measures we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with retouched paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living space, relaxing in your reading nook or getting work done in your home office? I want your home to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of easy living. I'll help you achieve this by suggesting changes that highlight the features of your home. I'll advise you put out of sight items that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Ugly or cluttered areas make your home seem less spacious and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
I'll review each room of your home. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively impact the sale.
I'll ensure your house is neutral and that it's inviting, avoiding "offensive" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can consider renting furniture. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to bare.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your home, because all of the improvements mesh together to set the stage for what buyers will expect after they choose to buy your house. Brightening up your interior is critical, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a pleasing aroma flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.