Begin with the outside of your house, also called your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from a street view. What do you notice first? What dollar-earning features seem waiting to be noticed?
Understanding this assists us in deciding what steps we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and bright greenery we'll need to tackle those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your home with a critical eye, I'll suggest fixes that build up Open House appeal.
I'll help you put out of sight pieces that give the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Unsightly or messy spots make your home feel unkempt and buyers have a harder time imagining themselves living there.
Every room gets a once-over. Changes that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should get rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need washing
I'll ensure your home is likable and that it's comfortable, steering clear of "loud" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can try temporary furnishings. The goal is for your house to look inviting as opposed to deserted.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
You'll know when to host an Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to set the stage for what buyers can expect after they choose to buy 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 welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and ensure a pleasant aroma circulates throughout your house. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and pillows on your couch and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.