First impression matters not only with persons but also when you are presenting your home to potential buyers. In the scalding real estate market, customers are the king. They make their decisions within a few seconds, so if you want to sell a house, you have to be very careful.
Let us help you with some tips that can make our selling experience better.
Tips for creating a lasting first impression for prospective buyers Detach yourself
You might not have bought the house with any intentions of selling it off. But, now that you have decided on selling it, detach yourself or else you will never be able to sell it.
Start thinking like a business person and not as a homeowner. Only when you look at the transaction solely from a financial perspective, you can distance yourself from the emotional aspects of the property.
A house is not just any product; it has a lot of emotional attachment. That is why you are having trouble in parting with it today! So, try to create a dream, a lifestyle in your prospective buyers’ mind.
Focus on the exterior
Just imagine yourself as a buyer. Will you feel like looking back at dilapidated house, which you have to enter after fighting through the bushes?
When there are so many options in the market, why will a buyer look back at your house if the exterior itself is dull and ramshackle? Give a scrutinizing look at your home and find out what’s disturbing the beauty. It can be anything – broken windows, shedding paint, fallen trees, or bushes. Remove the bushes and mend the damaged parts before the first buyer visits the house.
Clean the house
Your buyer needs to envision himself and his family in the home, and he won’t be able to do it until you declutter the rooms.
So, once the exterior is done, check the interior – is there anything unnecessary lying around?
Clean the rooms and depersonalize them. A study room should look like a study room and not a storeroom, so start working on each room and show the room’s specific function to the buyer.
Buyers may not like the house at the very first instance if the rooms are poorly lit., Moreover dark corners give a smaller feel to the room. Make sure that all the light and fixtures are in place, and the room is brightly lit.
If you have any window treatment, remove them – firstly to let air and light come in, and secondly, your taste of window treatment might not match the buyers taste. If any trees or shrubs block the windows, trim them. You can also repaint darker rooms with a color that reflects light.
Spend on maintenance
You are selling the house, so you might not be very keen on spending on it anymore. But, remember a few expenditures here, and there can get you a reasonable price.
Buyers are mostly ready to pay even extra for homes which are well maintained and ready to be moved in. Check and work on the following:
- Leaks causing any drip.
- Loose door knobs and hinges.
- No leakage around bathtubs and sinks.
Appeal to the buyer
Keep your house clean and presentable always because you never know when a prospective buyer or an agent may be passing by your home. Most importantly never clean the house on the day of visitors, as often harsh chemicals have a powerful odor which is very distracting.
It is tough to keep your house in the best of its appearance every day, but if you can do it, you will crack a deal much faster.
Make the buyer feel comfortable, offer him some freshly brewed coffee. Appeal his senses if you want him to come back to the house and if want him to buy it.