You Never Get a Second Chance!

Reblogger Shanna Hall
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate Solutions 2002018857

Original content by Dagny Eason

You Never Get a Second Chance!

How often have you driven to a home that the buyers had at the top of their "to buy" list, and found them screaming at you to drive on!   We're not interested!    

sweet peat mulch in the garden with lilies

Sellers beware - the first impression and first glance may be the last.    Most buyers won't say, "Well, we could move the walk, treat the weeds, prune the bushes, paint the house and it will be a great place!   Usually if the outside is a mess, the buyers know that the inside will definitely overwhelm them.  

sweet peat mulch in the garden with spirea

Before you place your home on the market, take the time to prune your bushes, clean up your lawn, and put some paint on the house.    Then, you might get a few buyers in the front door.   Or, at least to the front door.    Stand at the street, and look at your place with a set of strangers' eyes, and figure out the simplest and easiest things to improve to make a better first impression.   Make your place pretty!   Place some flowers around!   Grow some from seed!    The Forget-me-nots below here are grown from seed ...

Forget-me-nots in the garden

It is sooo important!!!   Also, the first week has your highest number of very interested buyers coming through to see your home.  From there on, it's downhill.  Why not have your best foot forward for your most interested buyers?


First Impressions are the Top Priority! and you never get a second chance!


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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

Good words....I never really knew how critical the first week was.  Thanks for the education!

Apr 18, 2010 03:35 PM #1
Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

The old cliche, "People Judge a Book by Its Cover".  Great points.

Apr 18, 2010 05:54 PM #2
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

shanna ~ first impressions are always important when it comes to selling your home.   Our first impression to our clinets is important as well.  First impressions go a long way.  But the inside should mirror the outside as well.  Great post Shanna.

Apr 19, 2010 01:13 PM #3
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

I had to laugh out loud when I read your post. I've had buyers scream those exact comments in my ear in the last few weeks. It's frustrating to plan a tour with clients and have to skip a place due to bad street impression, but it surely happens a lot.

Apr 20, 2010 03:24 PM #4
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