The first five minutes are critical in selling your home! It has been said that buyers make up their minds in 5 minutes, then spend the rest of the time rationalizing their decision. The closer you can bring your home to impeccable move-in condition, the easier it will be to get the best price for your home.
Home buyers inspect many houses, all within the same price range. They begin making value judgments from the moment they drive up to a house. Their first impressions begin with the yard, the driveway, and the front door. Once inside, buyers can feel the pride of ownership of an attractive, well maintained home, or its absence.
If you are buying a car, and see two cars of equal performance, equally mechanically sound, and both priced the same, yet one is impeccably clean, and the other has nicks and scratches, dirt on the doors, and a couple of missing floor mats. Which one do you choose? How much does the dirtier one have to be reduced in price before you will consider buying it? Quite a lot.
So showcase your home.