Curb appeal is your only chance to make a strong first impression on buyers before they enter your home. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers shape their initial perception of your home and how you upkeep house's regular maintenance.
Acknowledging this helps us to decide what measures we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't pretty on the outside with refreshed paint and colorful greenery we'll need to address those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Could a buyer envision themselves hanging out in your living room, unwinding in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your dining room? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of contentment. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending small improvements that enhance your house's features.
I'll suggest that you take away items that give the illusion of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can picture it as their new house.
Every area gets a once-over. Improvements that directly affect your sale price include fixable like pieces of furniture that should get rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing
I'll make sure that your house is appealing and that it's welcoming, avoiding "offensive" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about temporary furnishings. You want your home to look lived in as opposed to abandoned.
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Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and add lighting where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a nice fragrance circulates room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your love seat and bed. We want buyers to feel like your current home is their future home.