Staging Your House - Preparing Your House for Sale

One of the first things we do when putting your house on the market is to make suggestions to help you prepare your house for sale. You will want to show your house off in its best light to maximize the possibility of a quick sale and increasing your earning potential. We will tour your house with the eye of a buyer - what works, what doesn't work.

Curb Appeal

Does your house have curb appeal? Can we give it a little more pizzazz to draw the buyer in? Would a bit of touch-up paint add dollars to the sale? What about the garden? Is the yard in order and well maintained? Are trees and bushes neatly pruned? Are flowers in bloom? If not, it may be time for a gardening upgrade. Adding colorful annuals to the front garden will make a big difference. Remember, creating curb appeal will add dollars to your house's final selling price.

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Welcome Home

Will your house say, "Welcome home" to a buyer? Looking through the eyes of a buyer, we'll recommend changes that will enhance its sales appeal.

We'll help you eliminate anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Countertops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos and refrigerator artwork should be removed. We need to "depersonalize" the house so buyers can imagine it as their home.

Closets and cupboards should appear large and roomy. It's time to make a donation to a local charity or to store belongings at a friend's or family member's home.

Reviewing your home room-by-room, we'll make recommendations that impact the sale. we'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be changed, fixtures that need polishing, windows that need cleaning, and any other improvement that can easily be made to promote the sale.

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Setting the Stage
Before the first buyer walks in your door, We'll show you how to set the stage. We want to engage the buyer's senses. Lighting is critical. We'll draw back curtains, open blinds, change light bulbs and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. We'll enhance the ambiance with music playing lightly in the background and insure a pleasing aroma emanates from every room.