So while you may not necessarily be interested in selling your home at any stage in the near future, it’s always good to think ahead of what you would do in the event you home was whether not fit for you and your family any more or if your plans for the future were to change in any way.
Obviously there are things that you should be doing whilst still residing in the property to ensure that the value of your home is preserved and perhaps even enhanced from potential buyers. After all who knows what lies around the corner and plans that seem set in stone now can easily be scrapped in favor of a new whim or whish of you and your family, so it pays to keep options for the future open.
So really when you think about preserving and enhancing the value to people viewing your home you will want to focus on the more visually appealing features which are judged normally on two things and they are their visual impact on the viewer or for their practical purpose and usefulness to the next occupiers of the home.
A visual example could be how neatly your garden is organized and a practical thing could be extra kitchen equipment not normally found in most kitchens. However what you choose to do is ultimately up to you, but here are a few suggestions of things that you can do to help prepare your advertising materials for the all-important listings.
Now one of the main flaws with people in general is that we are very prone as a species to be heavily influenced by our initial visual assessment of a situation, object or person and that is part of the reason why our ancestors weren’t eaten by wild animals because they were able to analyze and assess the danger of a situation quickly and decide on the next course of actions. However in the modern world this still affects everybody as a collective we still judge absolutely everything on the first visual impression that is left hence the phrase “first impressions are vital”. The first thing of your home a prospective buyer is going to judge you on will be what is visible from the outside.
So make sure that your front garden is neat, tidy and well organized. Try to give it the same kind of consideration you would give your back garden to make it stand out. One thing that is consistently ignored by alot of homeowners while they live in is the state of the front garden and more particularly the fence. Often times we see it so often that we forget to actually look at it. So before you start taking pictures and inviting viewers to come and visit. Take the time to properly asses if your front fence needs repainting or entirely replacing.
Staging your home for shots
You also want to keep in mind throughout this mad and lightning paced process of selling your home is that you will not only have to ensure the house looks spotless and make sure that the home looks good to physical visitors, but also to reflect on how the various furniture and location of items will affect both the homes physical appearance in photos and also in person come the dig day or open house event.
You need to confirm that all proof of your dwelling in the home is as completely masked in the areas travelled by the potential buyers as much as you feasibly can, so that they can assess the home as a fresh start from which they can build on.
This kind of work is best left to a dedicated and hardworking house staging expert who can handle all of the difficult to assess and implement work, while you may be helping to lift heavy items and be delegated to different helpful tasks, they will handle everything for you in order to sell your home before a potential buyer has even stepped foot in the property itself. Getting great shots is half the battle as your property in particular needs something to draw the viewer in from an observer, to an interested prospect.