Making an Impact on Your Home Before Selling it
People are always struggling to do whatever they can just to make sure that their home is in good condition before they can put on sale sign on their property, but for anyone that is selling their home, the image is just a fraction of everything that matters. Psychologists say that we make up our minds about someone within the first 15 seconds of interacting with them. If we go by this logic, the same applies when it comes to viewing of a property.
Even before they can step inside the home, it is very likely that a buyer will have already made up their mind. Creating a good first-time impression is important and building it on as the buyer checks out your house is paramount.
First, get in the mind of the buyer by thinking along their line. Take an objective view of your home and keep in mind that the buyers will have already made up their mind about viewing your home or not before you can receive the realtor’s call.
Importance of Previewing
Home previewing is something that is easy to forget until the last minute when you choose to put your home for sale. Photos that you put on the realtor’s site offer a good idea to the buyers on how your property looks like, and if something catches their eye for the wrong reason then you have lost the battle.
The the only way to ensure that your interior house photos appeal is by hiring a home inspector to give your house a once over, and also ensure that it is more than superficially attractive. Once you have everything in order, make sure to take a picture of a flattering angle and ensure that every photo is well lit.
Creating Sidewalk Appeal
You need to get into the mindset of the buyer as you look at your property and ask yourself if anyone would like to live here. If you the answer is a negative one, then you have to work on the house to make it a positive. Make sure that you declutter the area along your walkway and leave the walkway looking as natural as possible without forcing your personality on it since you need to please as many people as possible. Clear out the gutters as this is an area that the viewer will take a look at.
While there is nothing you can do you make the area of your property better, you could take advantage of doing some market research by looking at house similar to yours and identify their strengths and weaknesses. This comparison offers you a better idea of what your house is lacking especially if you are struggling with selling it. You will also identify something in your home that looks somewhat out of place in comparison to other properties in your neighborhood.