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. 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.
So, it is most probable that even before a buyer steps inside, they have already made a decision. The big deal here is that we need to do something extra to ensure that we create a perfect first impression, and go on to build on it as the prospective buyer goes through your house.
The first thing that you need to do is getting in the mind of the buyer by thinking like them. 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.
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.
A home inspector is the only way to ensuring photogenic interiors as well as ensuring that your home is attractive and presentable. Once everything is camera ready, take pictures that show the home in flattering angle and make sure every photo is well lit.
Creating Sidewalk Appeal
When selling your house get into the mindset of the customer and ask yourself if anyone would want to live in this home. 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 that you can do to improve the area around your property, you could do some market research and look into other houses that are similar to yours and identify their good and bad areas. This comparison offers you a better idea of what your house is lacking especially if you are struggling with selling 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.