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Prepping Your Home For Sale

If you are trying to sell your home, it really pays to make the extra effort to impress your buyers.

There have been studies that show it takes buyers only seven seconds to decide whether or not they are going to buy a home once they set foot in a house.  That is why it is so crucial to make a good impression and also why setting the stage for a sale is such a fine art.

However, not all of us have the cash on hand, or the time and energy to do things that are really going to flip your home over to the next buyer quickly. For instance, not everybody has the cash on hand to conduct a complete renovation of their dated kitchen.  However, you might have the money on hand to install designer faucets, paint the walls, and replace the old iron door handles with trendy new crystal knobs.

There some easy fixes to help you set the stage so your property is more attractive to buyers.

 

If you are unsure what to tackle, please contact us and we would be happy to sit down and review your home. We will help you develop a plan that merges your short term resources with your long term financial goals. If the projects are too big for you to undertake personally, we have an extensive network of licensed professionals who service Central Oregon that we can refer you to.

First Impressions Matter

Psychologists say that we make up our minds about a person within the first fifteen seconds of meeting them. And the same is true when viewing a house. It’s likely a prospective buyer will have made up their mind before they’ve even walked through your front door. So making sure that first impression is the right one is all important.  

 

The key is to think like a buyer. Get inside their head and see your home through their eyes, starting with before they’ve even left their own.