Begin with the exterior of your house, also called your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What awesome characteristics seem waiting to be noticed? Acknowledging this assists us in determining what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and colorful 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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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Looking through your house with a buyer's eye, we'll suggest changes that enhance Open House appeal. We'll tell you put out of sight anything that gives the look of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. We can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or busy areas make your home seem smaller and buyers have a harder time seeing themselves living there.
We know instantly where a room's best characteristics are and how to highlight them. We'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
We'll ensure your house is neutral and that it's welcoming, staying away from "loud" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can think about renting furnishings. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Brightening up each room 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 air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and make sure a nice fragrance circulates from every room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.