First Impressions and Home Buyers.

So you have decided to sell your house, use a realtor or sell on your own, the old saying "you only get one chance to make a good first impression" is so very true when it comes to real estate.

Again this past week I was out showing homes to buyers and I was amazed to find so many homes unprepared for sale.  Walking up the driveway and the buyers are commenting on how poorly maintained the yard is, get to the front door and it's dirty, scraped up and in need of paint, flyers flutter by as we open the door left from yesterday's mail.  It's a very competitive market and I can tell you buyers do respond to a well presented home.  This starts the minute they step out of the car in front of your house.

If you are planning on selling, step back across the street and look at your home and now look at all the neighbours houses.  Does your house look the best?  If not, why not?  You are trying to sell your house it should look the best.  Now if you don't care about getting the highest possible price for your home then maybe it doesn't matter as much but if you want to sell and maximize your investment then a little elbow grease and you can help the process along.

If you talk to a realtor and they don't discuss this with you maybe you should talk to someone else.  Preparing your home for sale will help you get the highest price in the shortest time and with the least amount of inconvenience to you. We have a free report "90 ways to help sell your house. " call us if you would like a copy, we can e-mail it to you. I believe that sellers that spend a weekend, a week or a month preparing their house for sale will benefit in so many ways when they do decide to sell.  Call your realtor in for a consultation before putting your home on the market, hire a stagger to help you, or just take a long hard look yourself

David Armstrong

David Armstrong

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CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
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