Without sounding too trite, falling in love at first sight may happen once in a lifetime if you're lucky, and the same goes for falling in love with a home.
If you are looking to sell your beloved home, marketing is a big piece of the puzzle. Working with a professional and well-regarded real estate agent is important, as they will guide you through the project from start to finish, and believe me, selling a home truly is a project.
Putting your home on the market takes a lot of work, and making sure that potential buyers fall in love with your home the way you did when you first stepped foot inside is critical to getting it off the market quickly.
To help you along with the process, I have put together a few ways to help buyers fall in love with your home.
How to Help Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home
1. Start with the Right Price
Putting a price tag on the home that you lived in is not an easy thing. Homes house a lot of special moments, and it is easy to get attached to a place where so much of our lives are lived. Something that is very important when thinking about the value of your home is to do your best to get rid of the emotional attachment that may lead you to overprice your home.
Working with a real estate agent is very helpful at this point as they can pull comparable homes on the market and see what price ranges are moving in your area.
By pricing your home correctly, you can be sure to pique the interest of potential buyers. This will get people in your doors so that they can fall in love with the work you have done, as well as the architectural wonder that many homes are.
2. Make Sure the Exterior Looks Top Notch
When a buyer is looking to purchase a home, they are looking for something that they can enjoy for years to come. They will be living with their purchase for quite a while, so making sure the exterior of your house is looking its best is key to getting potential buyers interested in your home.
Starting with the front of your house, make sure that things look nice and inviting. Your yard should be well-kept, and the landscaping should look clean and modern. If you have bushes or trees, make sure that they are trimmed back and looking their best. If large or low hanging branches cover any of the view of the front of the home, lifting the tree line will make a tremendous difference in how it's presented not only in photos, but to anyone driving by or stopping to view it.
If you are selling your home in the spring or summer, feel free to plant flowers to give your home a bright, inviting look. Power washing your driveway, sidewalks, or any surfaces that are looking dingy is another simple thing that you can do to keep your home looking great. Finally, throw on a fresh coat of paint on your front door to give the front of your home the pop that it needs.
3. Stage Your Home
If you can afford it, staging your home can be a game changer when putting your house on the market. Working with professional staging experts can reimagine your living space, giving potential buyers an idea of what they can do with your home if they buy it. In addition to allowing people to dream, it also gives you a leg up when hiring a photographer to capture your space.
A really great place for folks in the NC Triad is Showhomes of the Triad. They’re professionals who do beautiful work.
4. Hire a Professional Photographer
Aside from pricing, hiring a professional real estate photographer can make or break a real estate deal. Real estate photographers understand how to make your home look beautiful. They use professional equipment as well as have the knowledge it takes to truly capture your home.
If you don't know how important it is to hire a professional photographer when selling your home, check out my blog, “How Important Are Photos When Selling Your Home.”
The data shows just how important it is to work with a professional photographer; consider these facts:
- 97% of homebuyers used the internet in their home search.
- 33% of people purchased the home sight unseen. Up 21% from 2020
- 95% of users viewed the first photo in the listing for a total of 20 seconds
- 60% of the time viewing photos, whereas only 20% of the time actually reading the description.
- 47% higher asking price per square foot with high-quality images
The proof is in the pudding; professional photos will sell your home faster, so be sure to work with a professional photographer when considering selling your house.
If you are in the process of selling your home and need a professional real estate photographer, Times Treasured Studios is here for you. With over 20 years of experience in real estate photography, I can assure you that your home will be captured in a way that will make buyers fall in love. In addition to still photography, I offer video, aerial photography, and virtual tour scans.
When you're ready to schedule a session or maybe simply want to chat more, there are several ways to contact me. To find out which option best suits your needs, visit my website or contact me through my contact page.
While you're there, please look around the rest of my website to get a feel for my photography style and the package choices that are available. Let's talk soon!