Selling your home is a big decision at the best of times. However, this year, with all its turbulence and uncertainty, many homeowners are understandably nervous about the process. Most of that anxiety is simply the result of not having the information you need.
How does it work these days? How do buyers see my home? How long will my property take to sell? How much will it likely sell for?
The more good information you have, the less nervous you’ll be. In fact, when you have all your questions answered and you know what to expect, you might even feel enthusiastic about moving forward with your plans to list. So, don’t let unanswered questions hold you back from selling your home. Give me a call. I’d be happy to fill you in on what’s happening in the local market, answer your questions, and give you the advice you need.
Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person.
The professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. These professionals know – based on decades of experience – that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price.
It’s easy. Just put away that soccer trophy, take down the wedding photo, and box those souvenirs from the family vacation at Disneyland. No, you don’t have to completely empty your closets and drawers. Just pack those personal items that can be seen when a potential buyer views a room. Put away toothbrushes, collectibles, even unopened mail. Don’t forget to clear the fridge door, which is often a mosaic of personal items in family homes.
If you have lots of personal items, consider renting a storage unit for the few weeks that your house will be on the market. It’s worth the investment. You wouldn’t think of buying a birthday cake with a stranger’s name on it. Keep that in mind when you show your home. Make it anonymous!
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