Do you remember being a home buyer?

If you’re going to sell you home, put yourself in the mind of a buyer first…

Close your eyes and remember back to when you bought your home that you now want to sell.

You probably looked at several homes, and maybe even had a checklist of what you wanted in a new home.

What was the first thing you noticed about the home you bought?

 

  • Was the home clean?
  • Was the furniture out-dated?
  • Was the room arranged in an awkward manner?
  • Were the colors on the walls too strong or just too wrong?
  • Was there lots of ‘stuff’ everywhere?
  • Was the home vacant?
  • Were any repairs needed?

If you answered “yes” to many of those questions, chances are you didn’t pay the full asking price for the home. Am I right?

Now open your eyes, and look at your own home through a buyer’s viewpoint. Look around. I mean really look around! When a buyer tours your home, what do they see?

  • A reason not to make an offer at all?
  • A chance to get a real deal on your home?
  • A place they call ‘home’?

Buyers decide within 8 seconds if they feel a connection with a home. If they view a home as needing work, they won’t offer top dollar. In fact, if they don’t feel a natural connection initially, they subconsciously seek out anything wrong with the home to validate their initial impression.

Did you know:

  • Home Staging creates a great first impression to help your listing stand out from the competition.
  • Staged homes typically sell twice as fast and for more money.
  • And it’s not expensive. In fact, Staging will always cost less than a price reduction!

So seek out a professional stager in your area before you list you home and don’t give potential buyers a reason to pass on your house, or worse yet, offer a rock-bottom price! Sell your home faster, and get on with the next chapter of your life!

 

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