Curb appeal is your
only chance to make a strong first impression on buyers before they
walk into your house. The pluses and minuses that jump out at buyers
shape their first opinion of your home and how you keep up your
home's regular maintenance.
Understanding this, assists us in determining what measures we can
take to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your
house isn't pretty on the outside with refreshed paint and colorful
garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb
Appeal Checklist and get more showings and add dollars to your house's final selling
Curb Appeal Checklist
Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a
buyer? Looking through your house from a buyer's view, I'll suggest
arrangements that enhance sales appeal.
I'll advise you reduce the effect of anything that clutters your space. Surface areas like tables, desks and countertops MUST be
clutter-free. Do-dads, sculptures, sentimental items, family photos,
and kids' drawings should be packed and out of sight. You need to
"generalize" the home so buyers can imagine it as their new home, not yours. Get these things ready to go into your new home.
I know exactly what a room's best features are and how to
highlight them. Changes that directly affect your bottom line include removal of extra or over-sized pieces of furniture, rooms that
need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be cleaned or removed, fixtures that
need replacing, and windows that need washing.
Potential buyers want to see a property that charms them. Items
that could be too personal should be removed in order for your home
to have likability during any visit.
Staging Your Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we want to engage the buyer's senses.
Brightening up your interior is critical, so we'll do things like
part the curtains and create light where needed to show off your
property. Together we'll enhance the house with enjoyable
music playing softly and make sure an unnoticeable aroma flows throughout your
home. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and pillows on your
chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house is their