Start with the outside of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Inspect the exterior of your house from a street view. What do you notice first? What dollar-earning characteristics seem waiting to be noticed?
Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with retouched paint and bright greenery we'll need to tackle those issues. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your home from a buyer's view, we'll suggest adjustments that improve Open House appeal.
We'll advise you get rid of anything that gives the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and play time drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.
Every room gets a once-over. We'll note the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your home is neutral and that it's friendly, staying away from "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about temporary furniture. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
At every showing, we want to capture buyers' attention.
Brightening up your interior is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a nice scent circulates throughout your home. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your couch and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.