Buyers Decide Within 8 Seconds Whether They Are Interested In A Home

Reblogger Gabriela Agostinelli
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX100 632130

If your house is for sale, remember that the first impression is very important! Pretend that you are a prospective buyer and enter your home from the front door. What do you notice first? sometimes just a new doormat and fresh flowers can make a big difference! Good luck! 

Original content by LaNita Cates

joliet il remax realtorI am a huge fan of Real Estate Agent and Mogul Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is a Real Estate Contributor on NBC's Today show and the wonderful addition to ABC's Shark Tank. Per Barbara:


I'm not surprised by this at all. It's the first impression when walking in and hearing "Wow, this is cute" or "Ugh, what is that smell?" pretty much sums of the next few minutes of the tour of that home.

I always tell my buyers that they will know when they walk in if this is their home or not. If they aren't feeling it within the first 10 seconds, let's move on. They never believe me... AT FIRST. But usually by the 4th house they agree that they know pretty much immediately if they are interested or not when walking in the door.

So buyers pretty much know. Sellers - remember that! That first impression (or at least the first 8 seconds) can decide whether the buyer is interested in your home!

LaNita Cates of REMAX Realty of Joliet has been serving the Joliet, Plainfield, Naperville, Crest Hill, Bolingbrook, Shorewood and surrounding areas, helping buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs.


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Edy Kizaki
eXp Realty - Seattle, WA

Very nice post, thanks, I am going to take this seriously and do some exercises with my buyers (rate 1-10 when walk in the door and again when walk out, to see how accurate 1st impressions are in the final stage)...

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