Start with the exterior of your home, or your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your house from a street perspective. What jumps out at you? What wonderful features seem to fade into the background?
Understanding this helps us to choose what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and colorful greenery we'll need to tackle those as well. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
Make yourself at home...
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Walking-through your home with a buyer's eye, I'll advise you of fixes that build up sales appeal.
I'll advise you take away items that give the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' works of art should get stored away too. I can help you de-clutter your house. Ugly or messy spots make your home look less spacious and buyers have a more difficult time picturing themselves calling your property "home".
Every room gets a once-over. Areas that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need cleaning.
With me by your side, you'll know that your house has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, steering clear of "offensive" or "personalized" shades on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider renting furniture. The goal is for your house to look inviting as opposed to vacated.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Shadows are important and we'll open curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to show off your house. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and make sure a pleasing aroma flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.