Curb appeal is your only chance to create a strong first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers form their initial opinion of your house and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what measures we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and bright 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!"
Could a buyer envision themselves lounging in your living space, reading a good book in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your dining room? I want your home to pleasantly accept buyers and offer them a sense of contentment. I'll help you do this by suggesting small improvements that highlight your house's features.
I'll tell you eliminate items that give the look of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be cleared off. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
I'll look over every room of your home. Changes that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should get removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing
Buyers' agents know that their clients expect a property that seems comfortable. Anything that could be unsightly should go into storage so that your house will have general appeal at the open house.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your home, because all of the changes come together to set the stage for what buyers can look forward to after they choose to buy your house.
Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and create light where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and make sure a nice scent flows room-to-room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.