Yes, that phrase does apply to real estate as well! As we are approaching Spring, many home owners are thinking of selling their home. Whether it be a condo, detached home, townhome, first impressions do matter. It starts from the minute a potential buyer drives up to your home.
Let's start with the outside, the outside should be free from all clutter, yes and if you are in a condo do not put your garbage on the balconey or store items. The visual you are sending to a person who wants a large balconey is small. As well, if there is snow, clear the snow if you are in a home.
When you get to the inside, right from the door you want to knock the socks off a buyer. You want them to say "Wow" and want to see the rest of the house! Many times I have taken my buyers out and they do not want to go past the front door!
First Impressions are everything so make a great one!