It’s likely that the buyer for your home will have purchased it ‘in their minds’ before they even take off their shoes.
How do we know this?
Based on watching hundreds of prospective buyers enter a home for the first time, it’s easy to tell when a home says ‘hello’ to the heart and mind of a buyer, simply by watching their body language and by listening to the first comments that they make. And after getting that first internal ‘yes’, if the prospective home buyer receives several more ‘yeses’, then it’s likely that they will make an offer on your home.
Think back to the last time you bought a home. Was it like this for you?
So how can you best leverage those first 5 seconds when selling your home?
It’s not that hard.
Make sure the doorbell works. If the paint on the front door, especially on the outside, is weathered, repaint it. De-clutter the entrance. Put away spare shoes. Hang up and put away your coats. Move plants if they make the place look smaller and freshen up the paint on the walls and trim.
And one last thing.
Buy a high-quality doormat. Ideally, one that has ‘Welcome’ or ‘Welcome Home’ on it.