Curb appeal is your first chance to make a strong first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers shape their initial perception of your home and how you perform house's regular maintenance.
Knowing this helps us to decide what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and blooming greenery we'll need to tackle those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Can buyers envision themselves hanging out in your living space, unwinding in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your dining room? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and offer them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by suggesting small improvements that highlight the features of your house.
I'll advise you get rid of items that give the look of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Ugly or cluttered spaces make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a more difficult time picturing themselves calling your property "home".
I'll review each room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
I'll make sure your home has mass appeal and that it's friendly, steering clear of "loud" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can think about temporary furnishings. The goal is for your house to look ready to live in as opposed to deserted.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your house, because all of the improvements mesh together to set the stage for what buyers will expect after they choose to buy your house.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a delightful scent flows from every room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your love seat and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.