Curb appeal is your best chance to create a strong first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers shape their first thoughts about your home and how you perform home's regular maintenance.
Knowing this helps us to choose what measures we can take to invite 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. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer envision themselves lounging in your living area, unwinding in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your dining room? We want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. We'll help you do this by recommending small improvements that enhance the features of your home.
We'll advise you put out of sight items that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can picture it as their new home.
We know exactly what a room's best characteristics are and how to highlight them. We'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that could use polishing, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively affect the sale.
Buyers' agents know that their clients like to see a home that brings them inside. Items that could be "offensive" should go into storage in order for your home to have likability while on the market.
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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to show off your home. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and make sure a nice scent circulates from every area. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your chairs and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.