- Move Out Emotionally
- Develop Your Buyer’s Critical Eye
- Take a Photo Why Don’t Ya!
Move Out Emotionally
Go away for a few days, or even a few hours if you are short on time. But, when you return, “arrive” as a prospective buyer. Approach your house from a different direction than you normally do. Take different streets. Look at your house as you drive up, try to see it as if for the first time. Shake things up. Don’t park in your garage. Park on the street, just as if you were there to preview the house. Walk up to the front door, and ring the doorbell.
Develop Your Buyer’s Critical Eye
Here is another great technique for seeing your house through your buyers’ eyes. This one really helps to identify problems and negativities about your house. As thehome owner, you don’t notice them, but as the home buyer, you sure will!
- Negative #1. The house feels so bare.
- Negative #2. It looks cheap and really tacky.
- Negative #3. The neighbors are too close.
- Problem #1. The house feels bare because there is almost no landscaping.
- Problem #2. It looks cheap and tacky because the front door is cheesy, and the front windows are aluminum and don’t match the original upper floor wood windows
- Problem #3. Nothing separates it from the house next door or defines yard lines.
- Solution #1. I could plant flowering bushes next to the house, put white roses along the walk way and a plant green lawn.
- Solution #2. I could install a new solid-looking front door and give it a good glossy paint color. I will replace the aluminum window with some substantial wooden windows in the original architectural style.
- Solution #3. I could put in fencing or hedges along the sides of the house to help block out the neighbors and take command of the property lines.
Take a Photo Why Don’t Ya