First Impressions Count.
The old saying goes ‘never judge a book by its cover’, but when it comes to selling your house, first impressions count for everything. People tend to make up their minds about whether they like a property in the first few minutes, and once they have had an emotional response it’s difficult to reverse their opinion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We look at kerb appeal, and what happens next when you open the front door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Nothing says ‘welcome to your next home!’ like an inviting front door, so make sure it’s freshly painted (stick with classic colours - hello Farrow & Ball), sweep the doorstep, polish the doorknob and give your potential buyers every reason to want to enter this enticing new lifestyle.
- The whole exterior is an asset not to overlook when staging your house. Particularly during this pandemic, many people will do a drive-by before deciding on viewing a house, so it’s equally important to neatly stash away your bins, trim any hedges and give your window cleaner a call.
- Outdoor space of any size can add value to your property, so even the smallest space can benefit from a few plant pots or window boxes to add an inviting splash of colour.
- Finally, opening the door onto a neat and well-presented hallway is the icing on your first impressions cake. Try and store away shoes and coats, hang a mirror to extend small spaces and add some character via paintings or plants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A strong start to a house viewing is vital in setting the tone for the rest of the tour. It can elevate the amount buyers think the house is worth and can give them a glimpse of a life they want to lead. Happy staging!