Selling your home? Did you know that it takes a home buyer only ten seconds to form a first impression? Ensure your home creates a positive first impression and makes a buyer happy by applying these ten simple suggestions based on art and science of Feng Shui. It’s your attention to the details that will help your home outshine the competition.
1- Remove dead plants in the front yard.
2- Add colorful flowers to flower beds or plant flowers in terracotta pots and place in sparse areas of your yard.
3- When looking at the front yard from the street, ensure that each side of the yard is balanced with landscaping or yard furniture.
4- Keep your pathway free of debris. Sweep daily.
5- Keep the front door sparkling clean and repaint it if necessary.
6- If your front door mat is more than a couple weeks old, replace it with a new colorful mat. It’s best not to have personal sentiments on it, except for things like “welcome” or “glad you’re here.”
7- Potted flowers on each side of the doorway are welcoming but ensure that the leaves are rounded…no cactus!
8- Wipe off patio furniture daily and remove cobwebs from underneath overhangs.
9-Powerwash your home if practical.
10- A yard ornament with a cheerful message can help create a positive impression, but avoid personal messages.
So after checking off this list, you’ve got a buyer excited about your home and eager to see more, congratulations! Stay tuned for information about the next “first impression” — what happens when a buyer steps inside.