Begin with the outside of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Inspect the outside of your home from a street perspective. What jumps out at you? What positive features seem hidden?
Understanding this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your house seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Examining your property with a buyer's eye, we'll suggest changes that build up Open House appeal.
We'll tell you reduce the effect of pieces that give the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to remove the personal details from the home so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. We'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your home has mass appeal and that it's inviting, avoiding "offensive" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider renting furniture. The goal is for your home to look inviting as opposed to empty.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to show off your home. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a nice fragrance circulates throughout your home. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.