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How to Make a Good First Impression When Selling Your House

They say that it takes only seven seconds to make a first impression; people determine what kind of person you are based on how you speak, dress and even behave in those first seven seconds. The same goes for your home. If you want to close a deal quickly and earn a tidy profit off your home, then first impressions are all the more paramount when it comes to house viewing. Here are 3 important tips that could attract interested buyers to put in a bid for your home.



Tidy Up

This is a no-brainer, because nobody likes to enter a house that is so cluttered that you find it challenging to navigate your way around. Decorations that you may find endearing might also turn potential buyers off. This is because buyers like to imagine what they can do with the home should they decide to buy it so if your belongings get in the way of their imagination, it might be difficult for them to imagine buying it. Others may find your personal touches unappealing, which could affect their final decision adversely.

Before a house viewing, put away the things that may distract your potential buyers e.g. family photos and condiments on your kitchen counter. In other words, re-imagine your home as how a showroom will look neat and well-maintained.


Invest in Refurbishment/Repairs

Sometimes, you might want to invest in a partial refurbishment or necessary repairs to appeal to potential buyers. People are more likely to consider a house that is well-cared for, instead of a place where there are toilet leaks or peeling paint all over the place.


Don’t be Shy About the Selling Points

Does your home have a beautiful view? Then utilise this selling point by drawing back the curtains/blinds, and let potential buyers bask in its beauty. The same goes for wooden floors, have them polished to their natural shine and avoid hiding them with a rug or carpet. In other words, display all the selling points of your home to their fullest glory if you want to attract buyers.


You might be wary of overspending on renovations/repairs because you may not recoup that amount from the house sale, so it’s best to consult your real estate agent on the type of home improvements you should make. But at the end of the day, do remember that an uncluttered and well-maintained house will always look more appealing to potential buyers. If you plan to sell your home in future, start by taking good care of your house right now!

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