The first impression your property creates is fundamental to forming the buyer’s gut instinct reaction to your property. Just like if you were to go on a date with someone, you can’t help but let your subconscious first impression set the scene for the rest of your interactions, and within a few seconds you have made up your mind as to whether you’re interested or not.
If you’re struggling to sell, then there’s a strong chance it comes down to the first impression your home is giving prospective buyers.
It’s no secret that when selling a house first impressions are critical, yet there’s no need to go all out with the luxurious and designer offerings available at Scotlight Direct. The focus can be much more basic than that. Indeed, it’s crazy how many property owners overlook the most basic things such as decluttering their space, making it neutral and keeping on top of basic maintenance tasks such as trimming the hedge.
Here are three common sense tips to help create the right impression necessary to sell your home, but before we get into the practical tips one overriding piece of advice is to make sure you aren’t coming across as too desperate or keen.
It might be helpful to think about this aspect of selling your home in a similar way to a first date, in that if you meet someone that appears desperate it makes the other people feel like something isn’t quite right.
Now, the last thing you want is to put off potential buyers by being over-keen or desperate as they’ll either walk away, just like a bad date, or take advantage of your desperation.
With that in mind, here are three common sense tips on how to create a better first impression and sell your property with ease.
You want people to see your space at it’s best, they are not buying your life, they are simply buying a space that is a blank canvas in which they can fill with their own lives. If the space is too cluttered with personal artefacts such as family photos, artwork, and children’s toys it makes it harder for the potential buyer to see the home as their own.
TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS
If someone were to arrive at a property with an overgrown lawn or hedges, it suggests that the current owners have low standards, in that they simply don’t care enough to make an effort to take care of the basics. If you’re struggling to sell your home then your first step is to make sure these basic maintenance issues are being taken care of.
MAKE IT NEUTRAL
Your favourite colour combination might be beautiful, but beauty is subjective, and the aim when trying to sell your house is for it to be presented as a house, not your personal home. It should therefore be a blank canvas that allows the prospective buyer to picture the house with their furniture and decorative tastes transplanted into it.