First Impressions Count.

The old saying goes ‘never judge a book by its cover’, but when it comes to selling your house, first impressions count for everything. People tend to make up their minds about whether they like a property in the first few minutes, and once they have had an emotional response it’s difficult to reverse their opinion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We look at kerb appeal, and what happens next when you open the front door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  1. Nothing says ‘welcome to your next home!’ like an inviting front door, so make sure it’s freshly painted (stick with classic colours - hello Farrow & Ball), sweep the doorstep, polish the doorknob and give your potential buyers every reason to want to enter this enticing new lifestyle.
  2. The whole exterior is an asset not to overlook when staging your house. Particularly during this pandemic, many people will do a drive-by before deciding on viewing a house, so it’s equally important to neatly stash away your bins, trim any hedges and give your window cleaner a call.

  3. Outdoor space of any size can add value to your property, so even the smallest space can benefit from a few plant pots or window boxes to add an inviting splash of colour.
  4. Finally, opening the door onto a neat and well-presented hallway is the icing on your first impressions cake. Try and store away shoes and coats, hang a mirror to extend small spaces and add some character via paintings or plants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A strong start to a house viewing is vital in setting the tone for the rest of the tour. It can elevate the amount buyers think the house is worth and can give them a glimpse of a life they want to lead. Happy staging!