First, look at the exterior of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Inspect the exterior of your home from a street view. What jumps out at you? What wonderful features seem waiting to be noticed?
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with retouched paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Looking through your home with a critical eye, I'll suggest adjustments that improve market appeal.
I'll advise you put out of sight anything that gives the look of clutter. Table and counter tops should be clutter-free. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can see it as their new house.
I'll look over every room of your home. Areas that directly affect your dollars include fixable like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Buyers' agents know that their clients want a home that charms them. Personal items that could be "offensive" should be removed so that your home will have likability while on the market.
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Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your house, because all of the changes come together to set the stage for what buyers will expect after they close on your house.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests enjoy your home and assure a delightful scent circulates from every area. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your chairs and bedding. Buyers should feel like your home has the potential to be.