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Making a First Impression When Selling Your Home
John Carle & Sharon Gregresh
So youve decided to take advantage of the booming real estate market and put your house up for sale. As you know, buying a house is the most important purchase a consumer can make.
So its understandable that when prospective buyers come through your house, your home will be scrutinized like its never been before well not since you bought it anyway!. Everyone knows you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so consider implementing the following cost-effective suggestions, before you welcome any potential buyers.
Consider the view that people see when they first drive up.
To ensure that you dont send any potential buyers running down the driveway before they even see the house, make sure the exterior of the home is spotless. Paint or wash as necessary and dont forget to mow the lawn and spruce up any outdoor greenery.
Upon entering your home, what will they see
If you have a room that makes a statement when you walk in, perhaps the walls are painted a very bright colour or the style of furniture is eclectic, potential buyers may have a difficult time picturing their own stuff in the room. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour is an inexpensive but proven technique for increasing the appeal of any home. A clean, fresh smell makes a good impression. Try placing air fresheners in closets to eliminate musty smells. The smell of freshly baked bread also goes a long way. Dont go overboard though - not everyone likes the strong scents of potpourri or incense. Of course, it goes without saying that clean and bright equals a sale. Scrub, clean, wash windows, walls, floors and tiles and shampoo dirty carpets - leaving no stone unturned.
Clean under sinks, repair any leaks and clean up any damage.
Use special cleaning agents to rid toilets, tubs and sinks of stains. If you have lots of stuff, its hard for potential buyers to see around it to see the room. Store any miscellaneous items, making sure to keep the garage, basement, attic and any closets tidy. This will make your house look more spacious and clean. Make repairs as necessary. If the baseboard around the cupboard is loose, for example, get out the hammer or glue and fasten it securely. Are the handles on the closet door wobbly If so, get out the screwdriver and tighten them. Potential buyers dont want to have to look after a bunch of little things when they move in and they may subconsciously be noting all the little repairs.
In the end, they might reject the house because they think all the minor repairs will amount to a lot of work for them. By implementing these simple tips, you can ensure that your house will be off the market in no time!
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