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Why First Impressions Matter When Selling a Home

Will Stein

As a child, Will Stein was moved to a new home and enrolled in a new school every year, as his parents looked to escape debt and inch their way to pro...

As a child, Will Stein was moved to a new home and enrolled in a new school every year, as his parents looked to escape debt and inch their way to pro...

Oct 7 3 minutes read

First impressions matter especially when buying or selling a property, this phase is a make or break for closing deals. The average prospective house buyer will often decide within a matter of seconds if the house piques their interest and it is therefore crucial to avoid visible and unappealing mistakes that will ward off your potential buyers. 

Curb Appeal a term used to describe the general attractiveness of a house or other piece of property from the sidewalk to a prospective buyer. This term is often used by realtors trying to sell or evaluate a piece of property. 

Whether staging in an online platform or holding an open house, curb appeal is what gets many buyers on the brink of their first glance. Real estate industry professionals know that curb appeal sells houses though location, price, and conditions count significantly well too. Make your home aesthetically appealing with a few simple steps.

Driveby your house and take note of the necessary things you've noticed. Strong key areas that would basically attract passerby buyers and points for improvement. 

Prepare a layout of your home, both exterior and interior. Include the furniture, tapestry, paintings, etc in the design, this will help you easily sort things out and your potential buyers to visualize the actual vibe of the house.

Real Estate Photography - 82% of buyers begin the search for their dream home online, therefore, it is a critical element to selling and making a good first impression. It is by far the most effective and most utilized medium in staging a good house impression.

Clean and Clear, there's no better way of preparing your house than giving it an overall and deep cleaning and decluttering. Clear some space up by removing some unnecessary pieces of furniture, closets and shelves and highlighting the best features of your house.

Repaint with neutral colors. Modern houses often carry neutral colors. Choice of colors can influence the ambiance and look of your interior space. It can also determine how visitors feel once they enter your home. Neutral colors aren’t just safe but also inviting and friendly.

Improve your landscape, outdoor space is the most visible area of your home. Mow your lawn, clean your patio and organize your potted plants. If possible, trim your plants into desired shapes and paint your door. Tend to your garden and make sure it’s in top shape.

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