Texas Home Buyers: In today’s real estate scenario, there are indeed more houses for sale than there are qualified buyers. This means that buyers have the upper hand in the bargain and they can pick and choose a house from a selection of many. What most buyers want to do is see many houses that fit their requirements as soon as possible, to make sure that they are not missing out on a great deal.
After seeing all houses the first time, they then eliminate those that didn’t make a great first impression, while those that did get a second and maybe, even a third, viewing. If you want to make sure that your listing doesn’t get eliminated in round one, by most buyers, then it is crucial that you make a good first impression on all potential buyers.
So, what can you do to make sure to make the right first impression? Actually, a number of things. Firstly, find a friend who hasn’t visited you or seen your house in a long time. Do this little exercise with your friend. You will have to forget for a while that the house you are looking at it your own. You will need to look at it from the eyes of a stranger.
What you need to do is stand with your friend on the lane outside your house and look at it from the outside. What do you see? Quickly jot down the first impressions. Repeat the exercise in the driveway, lawn, porch, garage and every room of your house.
Ensure that you do not censor any information, do not take any personal offense or get defensive about the condition you see your house in. This is not about judging how you have kept your house so far, this exercise is about identifying aspects about your house that can create a bad impression and then changing them.
This way you will be able to ensure that you create a good first impression on all potential buyers that come to view your house.
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