The First Impression Just May Be Your Last When Selling Charlotte Real Estate

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

 

Seller AwarenessThe First Impression Just May Be Your Last When Selling Charlotte Real Estate


When people meet you for the first time, their first impression is typically a lasting one.  You will also never get a second chance to make that first impression when you’re selling your Charlotte real estate either.  You need to present your home at its very best all the time, regardless of the amount of time your home has been on the market.



        Here are 4 things you can do to make a great first impression:

Landscaping is a critical first impression when selling your home.

  1.  Clean Up the Yard:  A messy yard is, simply put, a distraction.  It can be time consuming to keep up with general yard work, but it’s certainly worth the effort.  Overgrown shrubs, limp lawns, and general disarray can turn off a potential buyer.  If you have to hire someone to come in and give your yard a quick pick me up, it’s well worth the money.




    Decluttered shows the living space and makes a home look larger

  2. Get Rid of Items You Don't Need:  Be very diligent about this and get rid of all but the bare necessities. You don't have to throw or give everything away.  Find a storage unit and put the things in there you will be taking with you to your new home but do not need immediate access to for now.  Remember, you’re going to have to pack it up ANYWAY when you move!  Declutter!



    Repairs DONE!

  3. Fix Up the Little Things:  After all,  It IS the little things that count. If you have a leaky faucet, a broken tile in the floor or a crack on the wall, now is the time to fix it.  It's little flaws like this that make potential buyers worry that there are bigger problems waiting to be found.  Many buyers feel that if you haven’t taken care of the little things, there may be larger, underlying items that you haven’t cared for either.




    Appealing Front Door
  4. The Front Door:  How does your front door greet your buyers?  Many of us pull into our garages, rarely ever using our front door other than to greet guests from the inside—never seeing what our guests see as they’re standing at the door waiting for us to greet them.  Are there cobwebs?  Are there bugs and debris on the doorstep?  Is your welcome mat 20 years old?  Is there paint peeling and cracking on the door?  The best first impression IS the front door:  Paint it, keep the area around the door—whether it’s a step, a stoop or a porch—clean and free of debris.  And, put out a new welcome mat and fresh seasonal flowers in a nice pot—make them feel at home before they even open the door!



Selling Charlotte real estate is a lot of work but, it is well worth the time investment in properly preparing your home.  You can get it sold faster, easier and for the most money when you take the time to make a great first impression.

If you have any questions about what you can do to make your home sell faster, I can help. Call me or email me today.  

Visit www.ListMyCharlotteHome.com for more Charlotte real estate information.

Other seller tips to help you get your Charlotte real estate SOLD:

Preparing Your Charlotte Home for a Quick Sale  

Open Season on Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC – Hunting License Not Needed, but a Realtor® is HIGHLY Recommended! -

Calculating Absorption Rate Pricing

Setting the Right Selling Price for Your Charlotte Home for Sale

 Why Isn't Your Charlotte NC Real Estate Selling?

Pricing It Right--Objectivity is Crucial

Sellers, You've GOT to FIX It If You Want to SELL It!

Summertime Seller Tips - Tips for Selling Your Charlotte NC Home

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First impressions are very important particularly when selling your home.  A buyer will make a decision on your home within the first few minutes of seeing your home.  It is important that the outside have curb appeal and the inside be clean, smell and look good.

Jul 27, 2010 11:57 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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I always recommend the excellent blogs by Debe Maxwell, CRS

Jul 06, 2017 06:51 AM #3
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Hi Roy!  For some reason re-blogs aren't showing up for me so, thank you so much for tagging me!  I'm honored that you re-blogged this one too, Roy! 

I hope you're having a fantastic week!

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It is sometimes a good idea to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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