First, look at the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your home from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What positive features seem waiting to be noticed?
Understanding this helps us to choose what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and bright greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living area, reading a good book in your master bedroom or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I'll help you do this by recommending small improvements that enhance your house's features.
I'll help you reduce the effect of items that give the look of clutter. Table and counter tops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Less than inviting or cluttered places make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a more difficult time picturing themselves calling your property "home".
I'll look over each room of your home. Improvements that directly impact your sale price include fixable like pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Buyers want to see a house that brings them inside. Personal items that could be too personal should be put away in order for your property to impress buyers at every showing.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
You'll know when for the Open House, because all of the changes come together to set the stage for what buyers can look forward to after they choose to buy your house.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and create light where needed to show off your house. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and ensure a delightful scent circulates from every room. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current house is their future home.