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ADVICE: Make a first impression.

By April 21, 2017No Comments

We’ve been told since we were old enough to comprehend our parent’s words, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  Parents, teachers, coaches and all other role models have been beating this into our brain our whole life, and it still may be the single most important piece of advice ever given.  When interviewing for jobs, visiting a college campus, meeting your future spouse, purchasing a vehicle, the list goes on and on.  The most important things in your life, as well as everyday decisions, are all impacted by the first thing that goes through your mind at that time.

Your property will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

When selling your property, this rings especially true.  Remember, buying a house or other type of property is a huge deal.  For some, it could be their first home and the first time they’ve ever considered spending that type of money.  It’s imperative to have your property in its Sunday Britches on the day your agent brings a buyer to see it for the first time.  First impressions are huge.  The last thing a person shaking in their boots because of this monster financial responsibility they’re about to take on is a property in need of repair, cleanup, updates or anything requiring more money to get the property up to standard.

Obviously, a lot of the condition will depend on the price range in which your property falls.  A good strategy is to be the readiest to sell, updated, and clean property on the market amongst your competition.  Know what your competition in the market is and strive to be the most sellable property. You want buyers noticing how your property shines at this price point.  A great agent will help you through the process but you personally can give yourself a leg up in the sale by following this simple rule, Your property will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Keith Handlos

Keith Handlos

Keith Handlos grew up in Ennis, Montana, and is a true Montanan through and through. After playing and coaching football for The University of Montana Western for 12 years, and teaching at Beaverhead County High School for one year, Keith got his real estate license in 2005 and assisted Tom Bramlette for seven years. Keith specializes in farm and ranch sales as well as recreational properties. Keith holds a Secondary Education degree (Physical Education & Biology) from The University of Montana Western and has also been an adjunct professor at the university. Keith is a fly fishing expert and enjoys fishing, bird and big game hunting. In addition, Keith is an unbelievably talented gourmet cook. Keith’s ever-present positive attitude and incredible work ethic, make him a highly dedicated Realtor. Keith and his wife, Janelle, are the proud parents of a son, Taylor.

Contact Keith at khandlos@beaverheadhomeandranch.com or direct at 406-925-1814.

140 Gamblers Run
Dillon, MT 59725


Key Facts
Style Single Family
Year built 1996
Price $255,000
Beds & Baths 3/3

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180 RODEO Trail
Dillon, MT 59725


Key Facts
Style Single Family
Year built 1996
Price $599,000
Beds & Baths 5/6

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