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 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 gives the illusion
of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be
clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos,
and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to
"generalize" the home so buyers can imagine it as their 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
fixable like pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that
need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, 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.
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 air of the house with enjoyable
music playing softly and make sure a nice 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