When it comes to meeting people, most of the time first impressions matter. Whether it is for an interview, at a party, or meeting your neighbors for the first time, people often remember how you were the first time you met. The same thing happens as people see your home for the first time. As the expression goes, “You only get one time to make a first impression.” Make sure you get the most out of people’s first impression by showing them your home in its best light.
This one especially hits home for me. When I went to look at a house recently, the house was in the process of moving and definitely wasn’t ready for showing at the time. Afterwards, when we talked to our agent, we couldn’t get over the amount of clutter that was in the house and see it as a space we could see ourselves in. If your home is in the process of moving and cleaning, it may be a good idea to delay the showings. Make sure the home is in the best possible state of clean before taking photos and showing it to potential buyers.
Light is your friend when it comes to showing your house. It gives people a chance to see the home with all its best features. When showing, make sure all the possible windows are open, so it allows the natural light to come in to the home. This also helps buyers imagine themselves on a relaxing day in the home.
If you have a great open space, make sure to utilize that in both photos and showings. If you have a kitchen and open area with that space, taking a picture to show that will draw people in and help them realize the space and can see it as a place to entertain. Buyers love seeing a space and how they can use it with their families.
Take Photos during the Spring and Summer Months if Possible
Especially if your yard is something that is a great asset in your home, let people see that in your listing. If it is possible, take some great pictures of your yard when greenery is blooming, and things are lush and fully green. Make sure the yard is in tip top shape as well.
Just like any time you meet someone, first impressions matter. Make sure your home is decluttered, shown in the best light, and the space you have is utilized in the best possible way. When people see pictures of your home they should feel like they are home.