First Impressions On Selling Your Home
When you’re ready to sell your home you want to make sure that it is appealing to everyone that pulls up. After all, first impressions are important and like meeting someone, you only get one chance to make a good one. Here are a few simple rules to get their attention..
First and foremost is curb appeal. If someone doesn’t like the looks out front they may not initiate looking inside. Properly mowed grass, trimmed hedges and even some freshly planted flowers will speak volumes on your behalf. An aesthetic front will show buyers that you take pride in your home which in their eyes means the inside is probably appealing, too.
Along the same lines is the mailbox. Believe it or not, people pay attention to it. If your yard looks like a Zen garden and your mailbox is dented and hanging on by one screw you paint an incomplete picture for buyers. Go the extra mile and replace it, if it is worn. Paint wooden mailbox posts and replace faded numbers.
Next, enter your front door as if you were a potential buyer. What is the first thing that your eyes, and your nose experience? If you see clutter, then you need to remove it. buyers like to see organization. When they enter your home they are trying to picture their stuff in the place of your stuff. Don’t distract them by having piles all over the place. Along the same lines, make sure you are presenting an appealing aroma when you come in, not wet dog from last night’s bath or that garlic dish you served for dinner. It’s hard to enjoy a home when you’re fixated on a dominating odor.
It is also very important to remember that women and men have their favorite rooms in a home. Women tend to gravitate towards the kitchen and master bedroom and bath. For men, it’s the living room, garage and yard. Focus more of your attention on these areas. Since this is where most of the living will be conducted.
If you would like to get more information on selling your home, be sure to contact Craig Summers with Atlanta Northwest Realty’s Paulding & Polk Team at 404 374 1620.
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