Does Your Home Pass the 30 Second Test?

We live in a World where we are bombarded with never ending streams of information to process.

And that overload is leading to people making snap judgments more than ever.

We see it here at Newberry Tully when people view a property.

In a lot of cases people make up their mind about a property within 30 seconds.

It’s a combination of potential buyers forming an initial opinion by looking at photos of the property online.

Then when they turn up for the viewing it’s how the property looks outside, the condition of the front door and the hallway.

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve heard people say “We love it” or “it’s not for us” within half a minute of walking into a property.

Thinking of Selling?

So, does your home pass the 30 second test? Answer these four simple questions to see.

  • If you are putting your home on the market have you had a major declutter ahead of when an agent arranges professional photos? We always use a local professional to capture images of your home looking its best.YES / NO
  • Are all exterior fittings such as garden baskets, paving stones and even the doorbell in good working order? Little things get noticed by viewers and go towards forming an overall and almost instant opinion.YES / NO
  • If you have a lawn, has it been mowed recently? You want people to look at it and think ‘that looks nice’ rather than ‘that looks like even more work for us to do’. If you don’t have a lawn think about any communal / entrance points to your property, are they tidy?YES / NO
  • Have you cleaned your front door in the last six weeks? Do you have a clean welcome mat outside the door?YES / NO

If you’ve answered no to a lot of the questions, your property would likely fail the 30 second test in most viewers’ eyes.

But don’t despair with a few simple remedies and the advice of experienced estate agents like us you’ll soon be passing the same test with flying colours.

Thanks for reading,

Andrew and Stephen

PS: Thinking of selling and need some advice? Call us  on 01323 490001 for a no obligation chat.

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