Just How Important Is First Impression When Selling Your House?

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

If you aren't yet convinced about the importance that first impressions can make, then read this post from Sharon Tara and if your still not convinced, I don't know what to say.

 

Original content by Sharon Tara

You've heard it a thousand times....

" You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression."

But just how important is first impression when selling your house?

 

Whether it's referring to potential buyers viewing MLS photos, a potential buyer's reaction to curb appeal upon arrival, or a buyer's reaction within the first few seconds upon entering the front door...

the impression first formed in a buyer's mind greatly influences their opinion of a property.

 

That gut feeling when someone first walks in the door sets the tone for the rest of the showing.  A buyer's perception of a home's value is formed based on visual appearance and emotional appeal.

 

Whatever that impression is, negative or positive, it is carried with the buyer throughout the home. Basically, they go looking room-by-room in hopes of validating their initial feelings.

They look for more evidence that your house IS or ISN'T the home for them.

Do you really want potential buyers touring your house in search of negative validation?

First impressions are lasting impressions.  That's great news if your home generates positive reactions.

However, once your home lands in the negative column on a buyer's search list, it's pretty hard to change it to positive. 

Preparation and presentation PRIOR TO LISTING are key to creating a lasting, positive first impression. 

 

See More:  Before and After photos

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Gabe Sanders great reblog .... Sharon is one of my very favorite stager/bloggers.... love the before and after photos...

Jan 13, 2017 02:50 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is an excellent selection for a reblog and important advice for home sellers and their listing agents.

Jan 13, 2017 03:25 AM #2
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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This is a good reblog and a great example of why we should prepare for the sale.

Jan 13, 2017 04:55 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Gabe. This is a great re-blog. Sharon nails it and her photo sends it home.

Jan 13, 2017 05:41 AM #4
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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She is the expert and one of my favorites in ActiveRain, I love reading her posts, such a wonderful woman she is!!!

Jan 13, 2017 05:59 AM #5
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

Gabe,

 Great choice for a re-blog and I too think that 1t impressions are important! Have a good day!

Jan 13, 2017 12:38 PM #6
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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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that photo says it all and I agree  wow and if you don't get it then we don't know what to say

Jan 13, 2017 12:56 PM #7
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Gabe, Good re-blog of tara's post. First impression as we all knoiw is so important for any home sale. 

Jan 13, 2017 01:57 PM #8
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Gabe

The buyers first impression on a home is huge . . . . it will make a positive impression . . . . or become a stop sign.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

Jan 13, 2017 06:17 PM #9
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

The before and after photos really tells the story! If the curb appeal is not there, you won't even get them to the front door!

Jan 13, 2017 07:42 PM #10
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I always tell people about the first person being really important beyond what they would even think it is.

Jan 14, 2017 11:55 PM #11
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I agree! I'm not even seen quite so good before and after photos in a really long time and it's refreshing, Evelyn Johnston

Jan 14, 2017 11:56 PM #12
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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
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Good choice for reblogging.  It is important to prepare a house for sale before listing rather than waiting to see if it sells quickly or you will likely have lost a lot of potental buyers.

Feb 12, 2017 01:01 AM #13
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Feb 13, 2017 08:03 AM #14
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks. Your comments are always appreciated!

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