First, look at the outside of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your home from a street perspective. What jumps out at you? What unique characteristics seem hidden? Knowing this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "Welcome Home" to a buyer? Examining your house with a buyer's eye, we'll advise you of changes that build up Open House appeal. We'll suggest that you put out of sight things that give the impression of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get stored away too. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can envision it as their new house.
Every area gets a once-over. We'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet needs to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients like a property that seems comfortable. Everything that could be "offensive" should get moved out so that your house will have likability at every showing.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to host an Open House because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a nice scent flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.