Curb appeal is your only chance to create a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers shape their initial thoughts about your house and how you perform house's regular maintenance.
Understanding this helps us to decide what measures we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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Can buyers picture themselves hanging out in your living room, relaxing in your master bedroom or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your dining room? We want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you do this by recommending small improvements that enhance the features of your home.
I'll suggest that you put out of sight items that give the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. We need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can perceive it as their new house.
I know exactly where a room's best characteristics are and how to show them off. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively influence the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your house is neutral and that it's inviting, avoiding "loud" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can try borrowing furnishings. The goal is for your home to look lived in as opposed to cold and empty.
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Setting the Stage
In the short time that your house will be on the market, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses. To eliminate shadows critical and we'll draw back curtains, and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. We'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a delightful aroma flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your loveseat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.