Although most home buyers search for the right home to purchase online, 63% walk through the interiors, and more than 50% drive by to get a better view of what’s outside.
Generating great first impressions through online photographs is a great tactic, but setting foot on the property itself gives the viewer a new perspective, and lets the buyers get a better grasp of the home’s current value. Any home with a great appeal and a ‘wow factor’ will encourage potential buyers and convince them to book a showing. What would incite buyers’ interest in your home? Try thinking like a buyer!
Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes, and give yourself a tour of your own home.
Remember to make a mental note of all the cleaning and repairs needed!
Let your buyers understand more, and help them answer the following questions:
What did you first think of your home?
Be honest and look at your home as if it was your first time to see it instead of as the homeowner. Did you find your home to be traditional, warm, and well-landscaped?
What is the best thing about your home?
Note and brag about the best features that your home has to offer. Then think of a better, louder way to enhance them.
Which parts of the house should be fixed/improved/minimized?
These particularly are the features you would not want your potential buyers to find out about, such as dry patches in your yard. How can you fix them? And what can you do to blend these flaws into the background as your leads focus more on the best features of your house?
Other small changes you can make with big impact:
– Make sure all windows are cleaned to allow sunlight in uniformly
– Polish any metal fixtures to make them appear new.
– Replace any doubtful light bulb