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How to Get the Buyer’s Perspective on your Property

When you walk through the front door of your home, you have a very different experience than a buyer would. You see the familiar. You see the memories. You see your life. In fact, you might even wonder why anyone would hesitate to fall instantly in love with your home.

Buyers, however, don’t have that same perspective.When they walk through your front door, they see a place they’ve never been before. To them, it’s a stranger’s home. They’re looking at your property with a critical eye.

They’re asking questions like, “Is the living room large enough? Do we like the feel of the place? Is it move-in ready or do repairs and improvements need to be done? Does it feel spacious or cramped? Neat or cluttered?”

So, when preparing your property for sale, it’s important to analyze it from a buyer’s point-of-view. A good exercise is to pretend you’re a buyer and walk through your home, starting at the entranceway. Ask yourself “buyer questions” as you visit each room.

For example, when you see the kitchen, from a buyer’s perspective, what do you like about it? What do you not like? Do the same with the other rooms and spaces in your home. Imagine, as the buyer, noticing clutter, needed repairs, poorly lit areas, and rooms that feel small and confining.

Also, of course, notice those features that would likely impress a buyer, such as a modern ensuite bathroom or new and stylish kitchen appliances.

Once you’ve done that exercise, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you need to do to make your home look its best to buyers.

Helping you view your home objectively is part of the service that we provide as your listing agents. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to do a complimentary Pre-Listing Check up.

Call/text us today 905-892-8920 or email: info@teambb.ca to book a consultation. We're here to help.

Team Berkhout Bosse Pre-Listing Check Up
Our 'Pre-Listing Check Up' service helps you compile a list of repairs/upgrades that will bring you the best return on your investment.Cathy is an accredited Home Stager and will work with you to help get your home picture perfect and ready to sell.

During our Pre-Listing visit we will make recommendations based on our expert knowledge of our local market and our extensive experience with staging homes for sale.  We will ask you to repair obvious maintenance or safety items. Some of our suggestions will relate to de-cluttering and de-personalizing, and other improvements will be primarily cosmetic in nature. We will also review with you the potential investment value of more costly renovations or updates.

Our Pre-Listing process can significantly increase your home’s market value by following a few simple steps to uncover your home’s full potential. In the end, you will attract more potential homebuyers and ultimately increase the listing price of your home.

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