First, look at the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What positive characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Acknowledging this helps us to choose what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with retouched paint and colorful greenery we'll need to address those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
Does your house seem to say, "Hello From Your New Place" to a buyer? Looking through your home with a critical eye, I'll recommend fixes that build up market appeal.
I'll help you take away anything that gives the illusion of clutter. Table and counter tops should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. We need to "neutralize" the place so buyers can imagine it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. I'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 brightening, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively influence the sale.
Potential buyers expect a place that brings them inside. Decor that could be uninviting should be removed in order for your property to have likability at every showing.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when your home is ready for the Open House, because all of the changes come together to set the stage for what buyers can look forward to when they consider buying your house. To counteract darkness is important and we'll part the curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to show off your house. We'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a pleasant scent circulates throughout your house. We'll incorporate cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.