Dated: June 21 2022

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Have you heard of the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a 1st impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is true. A buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it is very important to make a GOOD 1ST impression. Time is of the essence.

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How do you do that?

One of the best techniques is to pretend you are a buyer. Drive up to your home from the opposite side of the street.  Walk towards your home. Open the door. Step into the foyer. Take a quick look around. Then ask yourself, what impresses me? What stands out? “What impressions am I getting from this property so far? What concerns me?”

You want to get a sense that the home is attractive, spacious, and clean. You want to emphasize the enticing features, while minimizing the less desirable qualities. There are many great tricks that can help.

For example, if your foyer is small, eliminate furniture and other items in that area to make it look a bit more spacious.

If you have a fantastic kitchen, show it off to the buyer. Make sure the appliances sparkle. Set the table with your best dishware. Make it look like a showcase in a magazine. You want the buyer to see it and say, “WOW!”

Buyers make judgments about your home very quickly. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to make a comment about your property, like – “I love the beamed ceilings” – within the first few seconds of coming in the door. Do not underestimate the importance of that 1st impression.

Serious buyers will scrutinize your property very closely, especially if they have an initial interest. You want to make sure to peak that initial interest.

As the real estate market begins to shift, you want your home to shine during the very 1st showing and at the very 1st buyer impression.

Contact me today and I will help you achieve this selling goal.

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Tashia Flucas

I am an ExtraOrdinary Realtor with special focus on senior real estate and probate. I was inspired by my grandparent’s decision to place their assets into a Revocable Trust for the family to avoid ....

2 comments in this topic

  • Posted by Rod Barber
    I agree the first impression goes a long way. make it look attractive, spacious, and as clean as possible.
  • Posted by Rod Barber
    I agree the first impression goes a long way. make it look attractive, spacious, and as clean as possible.

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