As they say, you only have one chance to
make a first impression and this applies to how potential buyers view your
home. Some buyers will not even enter a
home or give it a chance if they don’t like what they see on the outside.
Here’s an exercise to help you see your
home through the buyers’ eyes: clear
your mind of your personal perceptions, memories and your attachments and investments in painting, landscaping, outdoor décor, etc. and drive up to
it imagining you’re seeing it for the first time. Ask yourself these questions: 1.
What is the first thing you notice when you
drive up? If it’s something good you might
want to play that up in the listing. If
not, think about how you can address it and turn a negative into a positive. 2.
What is the overall condition impression your
home creates? Consider everything from
curb to front door along with all things visible on the lot including the
mailbox, landscaping, paint job, trim, gutters, windows, shutters, doors, front
porch, ornamentation, driveway, fencing, sprinkler heads, faucets… everything. If the overall impression isn’t something
along the lines of “this is a nice house that’s in good repair” then note the
items that need attention and start addressing them yourself, through a good
handyman, or both. 3.
How do your lawn and landscaping look? Manicured?
Free of weeds? In healthy
condition? It’s amazing what a good mow
job, a little weeding and a bag or two of mulch can accomplish. 4.
Is the front porch clean and inviting or is it
cluttered and unkempt? Keep it swept and
clear away anything that someone else might see as clutter. If you have decorative items on your porch
(planters, benches, etc.) make sure they’re clean, polished and in good repair. 5.
Clean your front door and polish any brass kick
plates, knockers or knobs. It may need a
touch up paint job or even painting it a new color that is contrasting yet
complimentary to the color of the home. 6.
– make sure it’s clean and in working condition. 7.
Remove any wasp or mud daubers’ nests.
Ensuring your home has positive curb appeal will help it
stand out among the competition and attract the most number of buyers.
To search for homes click here. Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®.
She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen,
Frisco, Anna, Melissa and Van Alstyne, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620
1615/cell, 972 375 9448/office or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe to my monthly email
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