by Kelly Whitty
on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 10:28am.
Where do buyers form the most lasting impression of a home for sale that they visit? On the main floor!
When buyers view a property, they often spend a lot of time on the main floor, thinking and imagining. They visualize cooking in the kitchen, having family dinners in the dining room, and entertaining guests in the living room. They even mentally calculate how their furniture will fit!
So, making the main floor look great to buyers is crucial when selling your property. How do you do that?
An effective technique is to walk your main floor the way a buyer would. Start at your front entrance. Stand there for a moment and look around. Get a sense of the impression a buyer is likely to get from that perspective.
Next, walk to the kitchen area, because that’s where buyers often venture next. Again, linger a while and look around. Does the kitchen look clean and seem as spacious as possible (given its size)?
Finally, check out the other rooms on the main floor, including the washroom, if there is one. Gauge how you feel and the impression you form as you visit these spaces.
Once you’ve done that mock tour, write down ideas that jumped out at you for improvements. Those may include decluttering some areas, rearranging the furniture, adding or taking away items, etc. Remember, less is usually more! Buyer's want to know want to get an idea of the space, but they also want to be able to picture their own belongings.
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