Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about it's most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
A good first impression makes an impact on a number of levels. It's not just the way your house looks to potential buyers, but how it feels and smells to them, how their friends and family will react, how they imagine it would be to live there. It's the little things that makes a buyer "feel" like it's the house they want to buy.
We'll walk through each room in your home and I'll make simple suggestions on how to make your house appeal to the most buyers. With simple improvements throughout your house, you can grab the attention of potential buyers and help them see why your house is right for them.
Just as a successful retailer works to display their merchandise in a way that makes you want to buy it, a real estate agent tries to figure out how to make someone buy your home. I may suggest rearranging, adding furnishings or removing furnishings. I'll suggest changes to the house that intend to play up its best features.
I'll check whatever else is on the market in your price range to see what the competition is. If most of the other homes have updated kitchens, baths, carpeting - whatever it may be - I will tell you what you are up against. I might suggest painting, new carpet, updated counters, new faucets etc.
I'll make all of the recommendations that I think will bring money to your bottom line - Then it's up to my clients to choose what improvements to invest in.
I will counsel you on everything you need to do to properly prepare the home for selling so you get top dollar.