People are always struggling to do whatever they can just to make sure that their home is in good condition before they can put on sale sign on their property, but for anyone that is selling their home, the image is just a fraction of everything that matters. According to psychologists, we draw our conclusion about someone within the first fifteen seconds of meeting them. And so by this logic, the same is true when it comes to home viewing.
Even before they can step inside the home, it is very likely that a buyer will have already made up their mind. Creating a good first-time impression is important and building it on as the buyer checks out your house is paramount.
What you need to do first is getting in the mind of the buyer by thinking as they do. Makes sure that you take an objective view of your home and don’t forget the fact that people will decide whether they want to view your home even before you can receive that call from the realtor.
Why House Preview is Important
Home previewing is something that is easy to forget until the last minute when you choose to put your home for sale. Prospective buyers get an idea of how your home looks like from the photos, and if something catches their eyes for the wrong reasons then they will click away and look at other properties.
A home inspector is the only way to ensuring photogenic interiors as well as ensuring that your home is attractive and presentable. Once you have everything in order, make sure to take a picture of a flattering angle and ensure that 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 have answered this question is no, then you need to work on it and make sure that it is a yes. Decluter the area around your sidewalk and avoid including your taste to it as you will be pleasing as many prospective buyers as possible. Also take the time to clear out the gutters because this is something that leaps out at the viewer.
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. Comparing your house with others can give you a better idea of what your house is missing and especially if you are strolling to sell it. By comparing with other homes, you can see if there is something that looks different when you compare with other homes in your neighborhood and be able to change that.