Questions. Questions. And First Impressions
Styling Your Home For Sale
Can’t work out where to begin? Why don’t you take a walk outside and start at the very beginning. Even if your home is an apartment, the front door or gate is a very good place to start.
The questions I would ask myself would be:
“Is the entrance looking smart, clean, inviting?”
“Is the gate hanging straight and the fence in good order?”
“Are the hedges behind it trimmed and tidy?”
“Are there things lying around the garden that can be tossed out or put away?” Broken pot plan holders, children’s toys, gardening equipment, the dog’s play things, dilapidated garden furniture?
“Do the gardens and plants look as if somebody loves them or are they tired, overgrown and woolly?”
There have been instances where overgrown shrubbery has given the perception of a smaller home than it actually is so a buyer has driven on by. Silly, I know, but we are looking at everything you can attend to to maximize your home’s appeal, that all important first impression.
“Is the front pathway in need of repaving, some repair?”
“Are there tree roots lifting pavers?”
“Are the front stairs sound or are there a couple of loose treads needing attention?”
“How about the railings? Do they need an extra bolt or two?”
You would be amazed how many people misinterpret minor defects as reflective of something more ominous!