If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, you may be thinking about what you can do to make sure that when potential buyers are looking at homes for sale, yours will instantly spark their interest. While your real estate agent will handle the marketing aspect to get people to your door, it will be up to you to make that first impression count. Here are a few tips for making your home stick in their mind:
- Curb Appeal – Not all buyers make an appointment from an online or print advertisement. Many will drive by the property first to check out the neighbourhood and see the outside for themselves. They are looking to see how well the yard is maintained, if the roof looks good, if the exterior needs painting, etc. The more you can do to make your home look appealing from the curb, the more showings you’ll get.
- Entryway – Just as we often form opinions about a person from the moment we see them, people also will judge a home from that first 30 seconds at the door. Make sure your entryway design is appealing, cohesive, and uncluttered. What does the front door look like? Does it need a coat of paint? Do you have an attractive doormat? Adding potted plants can be a nice touch, too.
If you have a real estate agent, he or she should be able to give you some great advice about staging homes for sale. After all, they’re supposed to be experts in making homes for sale more appealing and marketable. They should be able to advise you on how to get the best first impression possible for your home.