Most people only see a two or three times before they bid and sometimes buy a house. It is not hard to figure out that the first impression is a significant, if not critical part of selling your house.
Would you buy your own house?
Put yourself in the place of someone walking into your house for the first time. Go outside your house and look at the entrance, I mean really look hard at the entrance. This is the first thing the buyer will see and it will color his or hers feeling about the house.
Recently, I came up to a house with peeling paint on the front door jam and broken step. When I entered the house, it was totally redone, new kitchen, new baths, but I couldn't stop thinking that all the work was hiding something or it was being flipped and maybe I should leave now.
Remind you of something---"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe..."
The paint and repair was less than $ 100, but probably cost several buyers and thousands of dollars.
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