The saying “First impressions are everything” couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to presenting your home for sale. Before a buyer picks up the phone to organise an inspection, they’re already looking through photos of the interior and doing a drive-by to see what it looks like.
The saying “First impressions are everything” couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to presenting your home for sale.
Before a buyer picks up the phone to organise an inspection, they’re already looking through photos of the interior and doing a drive-by to see what it looks like. The more appealing your home looks, the better your sale price is likely to be. Your property is usually just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s essential to get your first impressions right.
The goal is to create a neutral and inspiring impression that leaves the buyers begging to make it their own.
Impressions are what turns a passive buyer into an emotional buyer; emotional buyers will pay a premium price for your home, because your impressions have helped that buyer fall in love with it.
If your home is lived in, it’s recommended that you clear away clutter and personal affects (including family photos), buyers need to be able to picture themselves living in your home with their own personal items. Going one step further, by storing some of your furniture away to bring it back to the basics, will also be an advantagethe goal here is to make rooms appear larger and less cluttered by bulky furniture.
If your home is vacant, it’s imperative that you style your home with a few key pieces of furniture or decor so the buyers understand the uses of each space. The other important reason for this is to take the focus off any blemishes of the home. For instance, hanging an artwork or some pendant lights will draw the buyers attention away from the precision of the paint work or the marks of the carpet. This doesn’t mean you have to set the table for a three course meal, think: less is more.
During an open house or buyer inspection, it’s also important to appeal to all the buyer’s senses including sight & smell. Lighting some aromatic candles and putting some fresh flowers in a vase will serve both purposes and will create an impression that your home is loved and looked after.
Making a small investment towards some locally sourced furniture and decor items will make all the difference to the outcome of your sale. The above photos are examples we picked up from Gunnedah that could easily be used in your home to create wonderful first impressions.