First, look at the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What positive characteristics seem hidden?
Acknowledging this assists us in determining what actions 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 garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
"Welcome to your new home!"
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Touring your property with a buyer's eye, I'll recommend adjustments that enhance sales appeal.
I'll suggest that you put in storage things that give the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. You need to "generalize" the home so buyers can see it as their new house.
I'll review each room of your home. Areas that directly affect your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should get rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need washing
Working together, we'll make sure your home is likable and that it's welcoming, steering clear of "loud" or "personalized" hues on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try borrowing furnishings. The goal is for your house to look homey as opposed to cold and deserted.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can look forward to after they close on your house.
Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a pleasant scent circulates room-to-room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.