Everyone strives to ensure that their homes is up to scratch before selling it but for anyone that is selling their home, the image is not all that matters. According to psychologists, we draw our conclusion about someone within the first fifteen seconds of meeting them. If we go by this logic, the same applies when it comes to viewing of a property.
So, even before they get through that door, it is most likely that the buyers have already made up their mind. It is, therefore, important that you ensure that you create a good first impression and build on those as the purchaser goes through your home.
What you need to do first is getting in the mind of the buyer by thinking as they do. It is important to take an objective view of your home with the thought that prospective buyers will have already decided whether or not they want to view your house before the realtor calls you.
Why House Preview is Important
This is something that is often overlooked by many until the last minute when they decide to put up their home for sale. By viewing your home photos, prospective buyers get an idea of how your home looks like, and if they see something that catches their eye for the wrong reasons, then will just bypass it and look at the next property.
To ensure that the interior of your home is ideal for presentation to the viewers, you need to hire a home inspector to make sure that your home is more attractive. Once everything is camera ready, ensure that you take pictures that show your home in a flattering angle and make sure that all the photos are 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 have answered this question is no, then you need to work on it and make sure that it is a yes. It is important that you clear the area around your walkway and ensure that you leave it as natural as possible because you will need to please many buyers. Also take the time to clear out the gutters because this is something that leaps out at the viewer.
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. Comparing your house with others can give you a better idea of what your house is missing and especially if you are strolling to sell it. The comparison also helps you in identifying anything that looks out of place when compared to other properties in your neighborhood, and you can, therefore, correct it.