First impressions count more than ever


With the property market being highly competitive for sellers, there is a need to ensure that your home is as attractive to buyers as possible. With this in mind, it is best to create the best first impression in the mind of buyers. Here are 7 tips that will help you create a killer first impression.

Step outside and look at your home objectively

The first thing you should do when looking to create the best possible impression for first time buyers is look at your home from outside. If you are struggling to view your home objectively, ask a friend or family member to assist you review your property from outside of your home. This will provide you with the chance to see any issues or problems which you should look to resolve.

Declutter your property

This is a straightforward tip but it is one that many people overlook. Decluttering a property helps to create space, it will make your home more attractive and it increases the likelihood of a potential buyer being able to picture themselves in your home. Decluttering your home is the foundation of creating a positive first impression so make sure you take the time to clean your home efficiently and effectively.

Focus on the floor

The condition of your floor will have a big impact on what a buyer thinks of your property. Whatever style of floor you have, there is a need to ensure that it has been professional cleaned and is in good condition. The use of a strategically placed rug can help minimise any potential problems and can help you save money while creating a positive first impression.

If you have time and money to invest in a new floor, wooden floors are generally considered to be the best option when selling a home. This is often a matter of personal taste but the style, long-term cost effective benefits and hygienic benefits of wooden flooring can create a positive impression on any potential buyer.

Check all of your lights and update your bulbs

It is often the smallest issues that cause problems for potential buyers, so you need to be thorough when you review your property. Taking the time to check all of your light switches and ensure everything is working will minimise the likelihood of something going wrong when a potential buyer attends your property.

Start with your best room

You should start the internal tour of your home with the best room and this means you should focus on making this room as presentable as possible. The entrance to your property should be tidy and welcoming but to make a good first impression, make sure that the first room of the tour is attractive and appealing to buyers.

Be ready to provide information

While the quality of your property and individual rooms play a huge role in convincing people to take an interest in your property, the information and guidance you offer about your home and local area can help. If you are prepared for the sort of questions a potential buyer can ask, you’ll find that you are well placed to put their mind at ease and to convince them that your home is the right home for them.

Offer your guests a guide

If you are able to provide a brochure or a tailored guide to the local area, you’ll have a better chance of staying in the mind of someone that has viewed your property. Giving guests something that they can take away or read while undergoing a tour of your home is a great way to create a positive impression for potential buyers.

The first impression a buyer forms of your property can be the last impression too, so make sure that your help them form a positive impression of your home.

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