Did you know that a first impression is formed in less than a second? A psychological study conducted in 2006 suggests that 100 milliseconds is enough time for someone to make a judgement about the stimuli they are viewing. Think about it; that is only a tenth of a second. What does this mean for your home?

Did you know that a first impression is formed in less than a second? A psychological study conducted in 2006 suggests that 100 milliseconds is enough time for someone to make a judgement about the stimuli they are viewing. Think about it; that is only a tenth of a second. What does this mean for your home?

Many buyers like to take a drive past a property advertised for sale before they contact the agent for a viewing. During this drive by, they are taking in the location, street, neighbours and what your home looks like from the outside. This is their first impression and if this is not positive they will be unlikely to take the next step and view the home. We have outlined some steps to help you improve your first impression and maximise your potential to find the right buyer for your home.

      1. Garden

        It is really important to create and neat and tidy impression to your front garden. Most people are time poor; they don’t want a high maintenance garden that will require relentless upkeep. You can give the impression of an easy care garden by freshly mowing the lawn, trimming any hedges and removing any weeds. By presenting your garden in immaculate presentation, it creates the illusion that it needs little work to remain that way.

      2. Front door

        The front door of a house represents security and privacy. Ensure that your front door and screen doors are in good working order. Make sure that both close properly and easily and that all locks are in working order. Make sure your screen door has no holes or tears.