Call Today 248-625-9500 or 248-891-1000

Back to Table of Contents

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price.

A bad first impression can dissuade a potential buyer. Don’t show your property until it’s all fixed up. You do not want to give buyers the chance to use the negative first impression they have as means of negotiation.

Ask around for the opinions others have of your home. Real estate agents who see houses everyday can give solid advice on what needs to be done. Consider what architects or landscape designers have to say. What you need are objective opinions, and it’s sometimes hard to separate the personal and emotional ties you have for the home from the property itself.

Typically, there are some general fix ups that need to be done both outside and on the inside. As a seller, you should consider the following:

  • Landscaping - Has the front yard been maintained? Are areas of the house visible to the street in good condition?
  • Cleaning or Redoing the driveway - Is your driveway cluttered with toys, tools, trash etc.?
  • Painting - Does both the exterior and the interior look like they have been well taken care of?
  • Carpeting - Does the carpet have stains? Or does the carpet look old and dirty?
Back to Table of Contents

Wilhelm & Associates Realtors
6485 Dixie Hwy.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-9500 or (248) 891-1000


                               

Wilhelm & Associates Realtors is the largest independent real estate company in Michigan. We dominate the real estate market in Oakland County. View Michigan homes for sale in Clarkston, Waterford, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp., Commerce, White Lake, and many more. Visit any of our sources to find Michigan Real Estate including vacant land, waterfront homes, commercial real estate in Michigan and other residential Michigan homes for sale.

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu