When it comes to selling your home the best opportunity to impress potential purchasers is at the open house viewing. Here are some tips on how to make a great first impression:
1. Curbside appeal
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside and unlike it, is on show 24/7, allowing potential buyers to judge your property even before they step foot inside . Take some time to clear your yard of items that may be visually displeasing and attend to any obvious damages needing repair. Manicured lawns and rust-free gutters and pipes paint the picture that the home is well kept.
By clearing your home of any excess personal clutter you will you open up areas and create a bigger sense of space. While at the end of the you want your home to be inviting and warm, you also want to create a blank canvas so that those inspecting the property can picture their family photos on the wall and not that they are guests in someone else’s home.
3. Crystal Clean
While your home is on the market you’ll have a number of people in and out and you will find your property will require a little more than a light clean. We suggest hiring a professional cleaner to do the dirty work for you in between every couple of open house viewings.
Being hospitable to prospective purchaser is fundamental, however not everyone may find your dogs enthusiastic welcome as charming as you, therefore when it comes to pets we recommend taking them for a walk or to visit a neighbour while your sales executive hosts the inspection at your home.
5. The Devil is in the Details
Not every property feature can be noticed by the naked eye. Ensure you have let your agent know about the special touches you have added to the home or any amazing story about the property that people can relate to.