Upon entering the home today I had a feeling of dismay and vowed not to let it cloud my thinking until I had seen the entire home.

BOY WAS I PLEASANTLY SURPRISED when I was shown the main floor of the home.

Unknowingly this potential client brought me into the home the usual way, the way the family always enters the home and has for years.

It wasn't until we had gone over all the "details" of putting his home on the market for sale that we then discussed "first impressions" and "staging" of the home.  After I reminded him that first impressions are so very important and that I felt that all potential buyers should enter the home on the main floor, that once they saw this "great" area their potential to fall in love with the home had much stronger possibilities.

I was then impressed to see a glimmer of recognition in my clients eyes as he realized that this entry would make a huge difference in the first impression of the home.

When selling your home it is sometimes so hard to see the "sameness" through open eyes. As I have stated in many of my newsletters and tips to help you sell, etc. if you think you are having trouble opening your eyes to what needs to be done to optimize the sale of your home, ask a friend. Remember not to take it personally. You are no longer selling a home, you are selling a house. The same house that you bought and turned into a home and now it is a house for sale. You need to emotionally detach yourself from the home, turn it into a house for sale and optimize all of the homes best features.

Realtors see house after house after house. They develop a feel for what is appealing and what is not within a home. Talk to a reputable Realtor. Then do as your Realtor suggests. It benefits both of you.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBobbie Smith • July 04 2009 09:23PM