Curb appeal is your first chance to create a great first impression on buyers from a street perspective. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers shape their initial thoughts about your home and how you perform the home's regular maintenance.
Understanding this helps us to choose what we can do to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't pretty on the outside with retouched paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to tackle those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
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"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Looking through your property from a buyer's view, we'll recommend fixes that improve market appeal.
We'll advise you put in storage anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to give mass appeal to the home so buyers can envision it as their new home.
We know instantly where a room's best features are and how to show them off. Enhancements that directly affect your sale price include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
We'll ensure your home is likable and that it's inviting, avoiding "loud" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try temporary furniture. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to bare.
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Setting the Stage
We'll tell you when to host an Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they choose to buy your house.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a pleasing scent flows from every area. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your couch and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house has the potential to be.