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How to Make A Great First Impression When Selling Your Home


We know how important a first impression is, particularly when it comes to selling your home. Even in today’s market, where homes are selling fast and often at full asking price, it is crucial to make a strong first impression. The best way to do that is to showcase your home in top condition – from the outside in. Here are a few tips for how to make a great first impression when selling your home.

A Wow Exterior

Curb appeal is real, and it starts as soon as the buyer pulls up to the house. Aside from maintaining good lawn care and landscaping, it is important to polish the exterior so it shines. To do so, clean any siding, add a fresh coat of paint to windows and doors, and de-clutter gutters. Clear any toys from the front and side yard, clean windows, and make sure the roof is in good condition. To add homey touches to the exterior, consider a gorgeous potted plant or enticing welcome mat.

Night and Day

Remember that some buyers will visit the house after work to see if it might be worth their time to book a viewing. Make sure the exterior lights work in the evening and showcase the home in an attractive light. You don’t want your house to look foreboding or too dark.

Interior Splendor

The interior is as important, if not more, as the exterior of a home. As with the outside, you want a clean and clutter-free inside. Store any excess furniture, organize closets and cabinets, and remove family photos. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home, so make it as show-ready as possible!

Clean your home from top to bottom, from floors and countertops to windows, trim, and ceiling fans. For inspiration, consult your favorite home living magazines and emulate how they style their show rooms. A few inviting touches can go a long way.

You want your home to feel like hope and possibility for the new owner. Keep it clean and bright, and as blank of a canvas as you can for their imaginations. First impressions are crucial, but with a little work and awareness, your home can be ready to charm any buyer!

Are you in the market for an incredible Nashville home? We’re here to help. Give us a call at DeSelms Real Estate 615.550.5565

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