There are a few things I’ve noticed that are a must dos for anyone selling their home. The market is picking up and I’ve been previewing a number of homes lately. As a realtor, if you are selling your home please follow these few tips to help ensure that you have a good experience.
- Don’t leave jewelry or other valuables lying around. Close the jewelry box and keep the dressers clear. Above all, don’t leave cash out in the open.
- If you have a pet, please keep them clean. Make sure the litter box is cleaned out and the doggy beds have been washed. Try to keep odors to a minimum. As a pet owner myself, you may not realize that your home has that “pet odor.” I suggest asking a good friend if they notice any odor.
- If you have personal collections and collectibles, please pack and put them away. Not everyone’s personal collections appeal to others. I recently saw a house full of clowns, paintings, statues, you name it. Another had dolls, but they just moved the collection to the basement instead of packing away. Quite a surprise when I walked down the stairs. This is true for your photos too. Any way to help neutralize and un-personalize a home, the better. You want the potential buyers to picture themselves living in your house.
For additional tips for Sellers, please see my previous post here: 10 Must-Do’s to SELL Your House Quicker