You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression

A potential buyer enters your home and walks in to the first room. Here at Spiffy, we call this space the “first impression room”. This is where the buyer’s judgments begin. When a prospective buyer is touring your home, you only get one chance to set your best foot forward.  If the “first impression room” doesn’t immediately evoke a feeling of home in your buyer, you have lost them at the front door.  We generally stage these “first impression rooms” for clients who have never had a plan for the space.  Often, it is the formal living room on the front of the house where no one actually sits. Not having much actual use for the room, the home owner creates a make-shift decorative scheme, comprised of a hodgepodge of mismatched furniture and miscellaneous items that don’t fit anywhere else in the house. It is usually the last room to be decorated, but it is going to be the first room on a tour.  You wouldn’t go on a first date in your grandmother’s hand me down clothes, so we don’t suggest you put all your hand me down furniture in the front room!  Spiffy can take the hodgepodge furnishings and find a fitting place for them throughout your home, empty the room, and stage it.  With a bit of rearranging and tweaking, we can make the “first impression room” the wow-factor you need to draw in your client.   You want them to leave the listing saying, “You had me at ‘Hello’!”   

“First Impression Room” Before

“First Impression Room” Before

“First Impression Room” After

“First Impression Room” After