Last week I toured several Albany Oregon homes that have been on the market for a LONG time with agents from several different real estate agencies. Our mission was to establish why these homes hadn't sold and to make recommendations to the home seller and selling real estate agent.
One home I just can't get out of my mind, along with the reactions of the group when we entered the living room. Every one of us said:
Wow! What a surprise! or . . . Isn't this lovely!
Now you may think I've lost my mind - home sellers WANT buyers to think their living rooms are beautiful - right? The problem?
Based on our impressions of the exterior, we were surprised at how the living room looked.
Yikes! Now the exterior wasn't horrible - just rather blah and uninteresting. The home's exterior design needed some help to give great curb appeal, the flower beds weren't interesting or memorable and the lawn needed some reseeding/fertilizing.
When putting your home on the market, curb appeal and web appeal are key selling factors. You may have the cutest interior in all of Oregon, but if you want to make sure buyers see it the exterior has to be great as well.
Hopefully I'll be able to post some great before and after shots of this home's exterior soon! Meanwhile, here's a pic from a prior staging job.
Don't you just want to see more of this home's interior?
When marketing your home make sure it catches buyers attention from the first glance and provides a continuing good impression in each room.
No surprises - just a good impression that flows throughout the home!