Quick Search


view all


Any

Any

No Min.

No Max.

Contact Me





* fields are required
Back to Table of Contents

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price.

A bad first impression can dissuade a potential buyer. Don’t show your property until it’s all fixed up. You do not want to give buyers the chance to use the negative first impression they have as means of negotiation.

Ask around for the opinions others have of your home. Real estate agents who see houses everyday can give solid advice on what needs to be done. Consider what architects or landscape designers have to say. What you need are objective opinions, and it’s sometimes hard to separate the personal and emotional ties you have for the home from the property itself.

Typically, there are some general fix ups that need to be done both outside and on the inside. As a seller, you should consider the following:

  • Landscaping - Has the front yard been maintained? Are areas of the house visible to the street in good condition?
  • Cleaning or Redoing the driveway - Is your driveway cluttered with toys, tools, trash etc.?
  • Painting - Does both the exterior and the interior look like they have been well taken care of?
  • Carpeting - Does the carpet have stains? Or does the carpet look old and dirty?
Back to Table of Contents
Kathleen Adams
Coldwell Banker Lakes Realty

8520 100th Avenue
Canadian Lakes, MI 49346
Phone: 231-250-3197
Office: 231-972-8300
Email: kadamscblakes@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.canadianlakeshomes.com
Blog:  http://www.canadianlakeshomesblog.com
 

Blog

Four Ways to Maximize the Appeal of Your Open House

Four Ways to Maximize the Appeal of Your Open House No matter how you sell your home, an open house can be the perfect platform to attract buyers. If your house does not look as appealing as possible, you may find that buyers lose interest. By followi... Read more

Are Realtors Really Home Adivsors?

Home Advisor is a really nice website full of helpful information on companies that provide services for the homeowner. From carpenters to fences and everything in between, if you need a service on your home, you can find people on Home Advisor. They ... Read more
View All

ABR - Accredited Buyer Representativee-PROEqual Housing OpportunityMLS membershipREALTOR® certification

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu