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We've all heard the expression "You can't take back the first impression" and in todays real estate market, especially in Macomb County Michigan, this phrase holds even more true.
As recently as 2 years ago a potential buyer would view your home without a photo of the home on the multilist. The "race" to get inside of your home would sometimes take place before the agent or the multilist photographer could place the photos online for us to view or a sign went into your yard.
The market has changed in more ways than one Mr. & Mrs. Seller. What was common place 2 years ago, especially in the Metro Detroit area, is in the past and the marketing of your home has changed.
The agent you choose to be your partner in the sale of your home will and should have opinions and suggestions on the impression your home makes to a potential buyer. Getting that buyer in the door is the first and most important thing that you and your agent can do.
My buyers receive either via email or hand delivered a stack of listing printouts from me with homes that meet their criteria. From that stack they choose the homes they would like to view. If the first impression of your home from the photo is not appealing they will not want to view the interior.
My buyer clients will also often times drive by your home and view the exterior with their pens and pencils in hand. I've seen first hand their notes - "Don't bother - ugly outside" on many occasions. The home could be gorgeous inside but they won't get in your door to see it.
Please listen carefully to the advice the professional you hire is giving you. Spruce up the yard, declutter the exterior, paint the front door, power wash the exterior. Most of the "first impression matters" items can be accomplished in one day. One day.
You won't get a second chance to make that "buy me" first impression.
a firm believer that the best real estate relationship is a
partnership. We work together to achieve your goals - whether
it be in purchasing your first home or selling your present
home to purchase another or to relocate.
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me at any time. I would enjoy chatting
with you and getting to know you.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.