Curb appeal is your best chance to make a great first impression on buyers before they walk into your house. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers shape their initial opinion of your home and how you perform home's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with refreshed paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your home with a critical eye, I'll recommend arrangements that enhance Open House appeal.
I'll suggest that you take away anything that gives the impression of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and play time drawings should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or busy spaces make your home seem smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
I know instantly where a room's best features are and how to show them off. Enhancements that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should get rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need washing
I'll make sure your home is likable and that it's friendly, avoiding "offensive" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can try temporary furnishings. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to barren.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and ensure a pleasing scent circulates from every area. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.