One of the first things we will do before putting your house on the market is prepare your house for sale. We will want to show your house in its best light to realize its maximum sales potential. We will tour your house with the eye of a buyer – and talk about what works and what doesn’t work.
Does your house have curb appeal? Can we give it a little more pizzazz to pique the buyer’s interest? Would some touch-up paint add dollars to the sale? What about the landscaping? Is the lawn in good shape and neatly edged? Are trees and bushes neatly pruned? Are flowers in bloom? If not, it might be time for a “makeover.” Adding colorful annuals to the front of your home will make a big difference. Remember, creating and improving curb appeal will add dollars to your house’s selling price.
When a prospective buyer walks in the door of your house, will it say ‘Welcome Home’ to the buyer?” Looking through the eyes of a buyer, we will recommend changes that will enhance your home’s sales appeal. We’ll help you eliminate anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Kitchen countertops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, refrigerator artwork should all be removed. We need to “de-personalize” the house so buyers can imagine it as their home.
Closets, cupboards and pantries should appear large and roomy. Maybe it’s time to make a donation to a local charity, or to store belongings at a friend’s or family member’s home.
Going through your home room by room, we will make recommendations that will impact the sale both in price and time on the market. We’ll point out any pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be cleaned or replaced, fixtures that need to be polished, windows that need to be cleaned, and any other improvements that can easily be made in order to promote the sale.
Setting the Stage
Before the first prospective buyer walks through your front door, we will have shown you how to ‘set the stage’. We want to engage the buyer’s senses, and lighting is critical part of that. We’ll draw back curtains and drapes, open blinds, change light bulbs and add lighting where needed so as to welcome the buyer. We’ll enhance the ambiance with music playing softly in the background and make sure there are no unpleasant orders.
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