How to Sell Your Property Tip #13– Make A Great Online First Impression… Stay Tuned
Studies show that 60 to 80% of buyers today are looking online or in Local Newspapers before they look in person.
If your home does not look good in photos they will never come to see your home in person.
Here are the last few items to turn your home into a photogenic masterpiece:
• Remove all clutter. Clutter is usually the newspapers and magazines, the mail on the table, collections or souvenirs, and hobbies around the property.
• Remove everything on the refrigerator and reduce small kitchen appliances to make countertops look spacious.
• Reduce bath toiletries from the countertops. The bath items you must keep out will look better arranged in a basket or tray.
• Remove almost everything on flat surfaces such as countertops, chest of drawers, coffee tables, even fireplace mantels.
• Remove all small pictures, posters, diplomas and to many family photos.
All of this looks busy in the photos and can create negative emotions in the buyer.
Photos also cause a buyer to stop imagining themselves living in your house and start looking at who you are. They may even think they are the wrong buyer for your home because they do not look like you.
When it comes to personal photos and other personalised wall hanging you run the risk of turning off a buyer emotionally.
If your decide to take your chances and leave them out, you may get lucky and find a buyer that can get past their emotions that day, but they will certainly have a new set of negative emotions during the final walk through when they see all the nail holes left in the wall.
Remember, buyers decide which home they will visit by looking at photos of homes on the Internet.
Clutter in rooms and on flat surfaces, family photos, busy countertops and wild colours can keep a buyer from ever coming through your door.
Don’t take a chance. When in doubt…move it out.
Obviously every home is unique and you may have some questions about the best way to stage the marketing photos of your home. If so, take a moment to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you with guidance as to what will make your home as photogenic as possible!
By The Way, have you ever visited a home that looked great but smelled bad?
My next “How to Sell Your Property” tip #14 will make sure your prospective buyers never have that experience with your home.
Until then, say “cheese”! Grant Matterson LJ Hooker Narrabeen
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