Begin with the exterior of your house, or your curb appeal. Inspect the outside of your house from a street perspective. What do you notice first? What characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Knowing this assists us in deciding what actions I can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par needing paint and blooming garden plants we will need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your home's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
"WeIcome to your new home!"
Does your home seem to say, "Welcome Home" to a buyer? Examining your property from a buyer's view, I'll suggest adjustments that build up the appeal.
I'll advise you take away pieces that give the appearance of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. I will help you
de-clutter your house. Unsightly or messy places make your home look unkept and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves living there.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll make sure that your house has mass appeal and that it's friendly, staying away from "loud" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture.
Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because everything comes together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so I'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to show off your property. Enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and add fragrances to top off the experience.