Curb appeal is your first chance to make a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers shape their initial thoughts about your house and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance. Understanding this assists us in deciding what plan of action we can use to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't attractive on the outside with touched up paint and bright garden plants we'll need to address those issues. In our humid area, a soft or pressure wash of the roof & drive is almost always needed. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Can buyers picture themselves enjoying game night in your living space, unwinding in your spa tub or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? When we turn marketing into a live showing or open house, we want buyers to envision themselves happily at home. We'll help you achieve this by recommending changes that enhance your house's features. We'll advise you put in storage anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. We can help you de-clutter your house. Unsightly or cluttered places make your home seem less spacious and buyers have a harder time imagining themselves living there.
Every room gets a once-over. Enhancements that directly impact your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures & linens that need replacing, and windows that need washing.
We'll make sure your home is appealing and that it's friendly, steering clear of "dramatic" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about borrowing furniture or we can loan you artwork & accessories to warm up the place and photograph better. You want your house to look ready to live in as opposed to barren.
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Setting the Stage
Once we've decluttered and arranged furnishing, we'll appeal to the other senses. Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and make sure a delightful scent flows room-to-room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your love seat and bed. Buyers should feel like your home is their future home. These little touches go a long way toward impacting a buyer's emotional response.