Curb appeal is your first chance to make a positive impact on buyers before they enter your home. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers form their first opinion of your house and how you upkeep home's regular maintenance.
Knowing this assists us in determining what plan of action we can use to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with retouched paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Touring your house with a critical eye, I'll suggest changes that enhance Open House appeal.
I'll suggest that you put in storage anything that gives the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be neatly arranged. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' works of art should get stored away too. You need to remove the personal details from the home so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your house is neutral and that it's welcoming, avoiding "loud" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try renting furnishings. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to uninhabited.
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Setting the Stage
At every showing, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
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 mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and make sure a pleasant scent circulates room-to-room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.