21 Common Mistakes Renovators Make: Neglecting The Entrance Of The Property
Naomi Findlay, Australia’s Rapid Renovation Expert, shares the 21 common property renovation mistakes and her personal advice on how to avoid them.
We all know that first impression is the most important element when it comes to achieving an amazing sale. So data shows us that first impressions are set in the first 3 minutes of buyer inspection. You only get one opportunity to set that first impression so it’s essential that you don’t mess it up.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THAT 3 MINUTES
You know what guys? When you think about it, the first 3 minutes starts the moment they step out of their car. Or the moment they get off their bike or the moment that they get dropped off. So by the time they get to the actual entrance of the property, they’re probably nearing the 2-minute mark.
On their way to the entrance of the property, they’ve looked at the driveway and at the letter box. And as a general rule, they’re stationary at the entrance of the property in the final clinching moments of those 3 minutes while they give their details to the agent.
It’s in those final clinching moments that they’re stationary and are looking around at the entrance of your property. So it’s so essential that everything around that area internally and externally sets the standard and the time for the quality of the property they’re about to inspect.
HOW DO YOU DO THIS?
The simplest way is to make sure that when planning your renovation, you have a detailed list that thoroughly looks at the condition, the presentation and the preparation of that entrance space.
So when potential property buyers are standing there, when they’re waiting to enter the property, when you’re finalising and clinching and sealing the deal on that amazing first impression, all they’re seeing is quality and excellence.
Again, in that renovation plan, make sure that you have an itemised list. That should include everything from the door hardware, the doorbell, the condition of the insect’s grain, the deck, the floormat or the plants that you’ve potted either sides. Make sure that you don’t miss an element. That way, you’re giving yourself the most amazing chance of creating a first impression that will set the high level tone for the rest of the property.