We do everything we can to make sure that a house is presentable before we sell it. However, anyone who is selling their home should know that it is not just about the image. Buyers might make up their mind about buying the home within the first fifteen seconds of seeing it. It is crucial to make great first impressions as the buyer will have already made their decision even before they set foot in the house.
Getting into the head of the buyer is the first consideration you have to make. The best way to do this is to think like the buyer and ensure that you are objective about your home.
You may forget to think about the photos posted on the website of the real estate agent until the eleventh hour when you are putting up the home for sale.You may assume that the buyers will not get a clear view of the home just by assessing the pictures; but, in case they see something which does not please them, they will move on to the next house without giving yours a second look. Hence, you have to work on the interiors of your house to make them appealing and photogenic.
The first thing you must do when getting your home ready for a preview is to take great images of the inside of your house and ask yourself if they would interest a prospective buyer. Remember that the buyers will take their time examining the finer details of the photographs. Hence, you have to ensure that your property is up to the code by hiring a home inspector to come and inspect your house. Once you have got everything ready, take well-lit photos and show the house at a flattering angle.
Would you find your home to be attractive if you are walking past it one day? It is important to get into the mind of the buyer You would have to ask yourself if a prospective buyer would want to live in your home as you assess its aesthetics and surroundings. You would have to come up with ways to turn things around if this is not so. Examine the home and its environment to see where you can repair it as soon as possible. Do you need to repair a broken fence or replace an ugly door?
From the sidewalk, go up the walkway and examine everything you can see. It has to capture your attention from a distance. It is important to remember that you should make the walkway as neutral as possible and not impose your favorite colors on it because you have to appeal to as many buyers as possible.
Make sure you declutter the place by moving the garbage or recycling the containers.