Giving a good first impression when selling your home can help to ensure you sell your property quickly.
We all know that first impressions count a lot in this life.
This is certainly the case when selling your home.
Whilst some buyers are happy to invest in a property with good potential, giving a good first impression when selling your home can never hurt your chances!
You can make sure several areas are up to scratch to give a good first impression when selling your home.
In this article, we hope to assist you in the best way we can.
Each of these 5 tips is designed to ensure you make the best first impression when selling your home.
We hope they are useful and that your property is snatched up in no time!
Make sure that the estate agent you choose takes good photos of your property.
The key to creating a good first impression when selling your home is making sure it looks attractive.
Seeing as the photos of your property are often the first thing potential buyers will see, it is imperative that they reflect well on your home.
Ensure that your property’s best features are all on show and that the correct lighting and positioning of the rooms are used.
Professional photography for your property can have a huge impact on viewing enquiries, so make sure it is used when selling your home.
Make sure that your estate agent will be placing floor plans on your property listing.
It is vital that potential buyers are able to see your property’s floor plans.
This way they can gather a good understanding of what your space is like!
In fact, Rightmove suggest that over a third of buyers are less likely to enquire about your listing if there is no floor plan available!
Clearly, floor plans are essential to giving a good first impression when selling your home.
Virtual video tours have become an increasingly more important tool for giving a good first impression when selling your home.
During the pandemic, this was one of the few safe ways buyers were able to view homes and it has become increasingly more popular in the last couple of years.
Buyers have come to expect this service as it allows them to gather a better first impression of your home prior to an in-person viewing.
Not only can it help with giving a good first impression when selling your home, it also saves a lot of time for both parties.
The Outside of Your Property
The exterior of your property, or as we like to call it ‘kerb appeal’ is one of the most important factors in giving a good first impression when selling your home.
An attractive exterior can ensure that your property’s price is maintained as well as help to attract more interest from buyers.
We like to view the kerb appeal of your property as advertising for your home.
During an in-person viewing, the outside of your property is the first and last thing potential buyers will see.
So it is important it makes a good impression!
Check out our other article which guides you through everything you need to know about kerb appeal.
Get Rid of Any Smells
Another important tip to giving a good first impression when selling your home is smell!
By ensuring your property smells good you are giving yourself a great chance.
Unpleasant smells can easily make potential buyers feel very uncomfortable in your property.
Bad smells in a home could lead them to believe that the property is not well looked after and may really put them off of buying.
Regardless of if you think there are bad smells in your property or not, we suggest you follow these steps:
- Open windows/put them on the latch to make sure fresh air is coming into your property
- Use diffusers/air fresheners prior to a viewing
- Make sure your bins are changed before each viewing
- Clean Pet beds/cages
- Get rid of pet food before a viewing
- Give your home a thorough clean before each viewing