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I had sellers who wouldn't help themselves. They wouldn't clean, pack, paint, mow or fix never mind "stage" their house. At the listing appointment we went room by room pointing out what should be done. The sellers were all yes, yes, great we've meant to do that. I explained to them that in this market there are about 30,000 homes in their price range and they need to make theirs the most appealing. Oh we know, we know! They chanted. we'll get right to it.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing was done. The next day the sellers called me up and told me they were all moved out. They had moved in with her aunt, who lived like 4 houses away.
This made it easy to come back and do laundry and pick up clothes as needed. There were ironing boards and ironing set up in the master and the laundry, cob webs in the windows and vaulted ceilings.
It wasn't thilthy, more untidy. Every room had way too much furniture, way too much big heavy furniture.
Pictures, on every square inch of wall space, on every flat surface in every room was a family picture. A picture in a frame, most of witch tied into the theme of the house. Now the theme of the house was BLACK-N-WHITE COWS.
Nowhere could you stand, at no angle could you look and not see something to do with
BLACK-N-WHITE COWS. They were on coffee cups, salt-n-pepper shakers, cookie jars the corners of picture frames, stenciled on crown molding. Statues of BLACK-N-WHITE COWS standing, sitting, dancing, reading the news paper. Fuzzy BLACK-N-WHITE COW hide toilet bowl rugs and covers. There were even BLACK-N-WHITE COW pulls on the ceiling fans. I could go on.
I explained the feed back I was getting from the showings several times. I even went so far as to forward some of the email. Nothing, absolutely nothing. All I got was "my wife likes BLACK-N-WHITE COWS".
The listing is expired. The owners are going with a new broker. I truly believe I could have sold the place if it were DE-cluttered, DE-personalized and Cleaned, D.D.&C.
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