While shopping, we pick up what draws us in. We try it on, and we buy the one that looks, fits, and feels the best. Home shopping happens the same way. Buyers slow down for appeal, walk in to see how it feels, fall in love with the one that flows, and buy the house that flatters their lifestyle most.


1. Begin with curb appeal. How often do you slow down passing by a beautiful home? A well-manicured lawn draws everyone in. Not sure where to start?  Consult the experts at Millhouse Howell Landscape Company to take yours to the next level.


2. Lighting sets the mood. Exterior lighting improves curb appeal in the evenings while interior lighting sets the tone indoors. Be sure all of your bulbs are soft white and emit the same color light. 


3. Curate to create flow. Think calm over fussy.  Is furniture protruding into a walkway? Move it. People relax when their path is unobstructed. Decorative accents and furniture may enhance your space in a different place. Consider color, scale, and texture.


4. Deep clean indoors and outdoors. All windows, siding, sidewalks and driveways, gutters, light fixtures, corners, nooks, crannies, and hard to reach places. Remove all pet dander under furniture, along baseboards, around and beneath their crates to rid your home of any pet odor.  Clean stains on walls, cabinets, doorways, and all surfaces.


5. Organize. An organized home improves quality of life and the perception of a well cared for home. People see your closets, drawers, cabinets, and pantry.  Color coordinate, place handbags upright, forward face your labels. Overwhelmed? Call the experts at Go Get Organized.  They’ll provide a short term fix for your listing, offer a pack and unpack service for your move, and propose long term solutions for an organized way of life in your new home.  


6. Bring in crisp, white linens. They are refreshing, clean, and lighten a colorful space. Consider white bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen linens as well as light lamps, pillows, and throws. Looking for quality items with an approachable price? Go to gilt.com for up to 70% off coveted designers. 


7. Focus on one space at a time. Desmond Tutu wisely said “there is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.” This age old wisdom applies to preparing your home for buyers: focus on one space at a time.


With so many ways to get your home market ready, I believe this short list is most impactful. Think about who is going to be a good fit for your home and style your spaces in ways that cater to them. Are you unsure where to start or how to move forward? Give me a call today, 205.612.9432, or visit me online at https://www.raypoynor.com/agent/christen-crosby/ I’m delighted to share my concept of space, list of experts, and market knowledge in ways that benefit you the most.