Making The Best Impression When Selling Your Home
When people buy houses, a large percentage of them fall in love with it after seeing just a few rooms, and describe it as their favorite house because of its ‘feel’. When you are selling your home, the first impression you make is crucial. Potential buyers often make their decision within minutes of seeing your home, which is why your first impression matters so much.
Here are 3 of the best tips that will make your home stand out from the rest when making a good first impression. Preparation is key, but there’s more than just coffee and fresh-baked bread.
Places To Park
It’s easy, just ensure that they can park their vehicle regardless of its size. Make sure that at least one car can fit on your 2-car drive. If possible, clear out the drive. When your viewers pull up to view a house, they will be wondering in their minds, ‘where will my guest’s park?’ Before you can get out of the car, the viewing will have gone south. If you have on-street parking, you might want to inform your neighbors that an important visitor will be arriving soon, in regards to parking, but you might also gain the advantage of them not honking when the viewing begins. If your driveway has seen better days it may be worth looking at asphalt paving solutions before you put it on the market.
The Front Door Entrance
Viewers usually stop at the front door the first time they see a house and is their first chance to inspect the interior. The front garden, windows, and gutters are externally visible so you should ensure these look their best. Before putting your house on the market, you should consider planting some seasonal flowers in the front garden, cleaning the windows, and brushing the pathways and gutters. You ought to revisit the property on a regular basis when it is for sale.
As the owner of the house, it’s likely that you won’t even notice the things that are likely to put off potential buyers. Have a friend or relative look at your house and critique it for you. The window on the front of your house that’s blown puts off some viewers because it gets them thinking they need new windows before they even step inside. The nameplate, number plate, and a working bell always look the part, and by answering the door promptly you won’t leave your viewer in search of faults for longer than necessary.
A Plan For Viewings
Please do not start your viewing by showing someone your downstairs bathroom. The fact that people have never bought a house because of a downstairs toilet is something you don’t want to include right from the beginning. By wowing a potential buyer in the first few moments, a good sense is created, so every second is important and shouldn’t be wasted on less significant rooms.
It’s always more effective when the viewing starts and ends with good selling points, the lounge is the obvious place to begin, but even if you have an open plan kitchen, you might want to start in that part first. It depends on the layout of the house you’re showing. The downstairs Wc can be shown first or last, depending on the flow of the video, followed by the smaller bedrooms in between; your viewers shouldn’t be left wondering if they can get a bed and wardrobe in the smallest bedroom when they leave the house.
If you follow these three basic steps, you will be well on your way to making the right first impression. If you are unsure of how to show off your house, you can ask your local estate agent to show it off for you.