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I am a garage seller. I love going to garage sales on Saturday mornings during garage selling season. Not only can you find amazing bargains, but you meet interesting people as well. And you see and find some of the coolest stuff. For example, here in Owasso, we have many guys who work or who have worked at American Airlines as mechanics. When you come upon one of their sales, you can pick up wrenches and screwdrivers and all kinds of awesome tools at incredible low prices. And these are good tools too, not some cheaply made mass produced second or third world piece of junk. And being a tool collecting kind of a guy, I love that!
One thing that you find at many garage sales is the naked Barbies. Whenever we pull up to a house and there are lots of kids kinds of things on the tables or in the driveway, you can just about bet your quarter that there will be naked Barbies somewhere in the mix of stuff. And this is true of selling houses too. Whenever I'm out showing houses, if there are Barbies in the house, they'll almost always be naked. I'm not sure why this is, but Barbie seems to have problems keeping her clothes on. I'm glad she didn't show up naked in the movie Toy Story. And even if she did, I can just hear Buzz and Woody saying something like, "Oh for Pete's sake Barbie. Put your clothes on for once in your life!"
I suppose there is a child's natural curiosity about human anatomy that makes them want to see Barbie in all her nakedness. Or perhaps it is the reality of little fashion diva's changing her clothes all the time and then losing them (they are mostly on the small side you know). Or maybe it is that Barbie was in the process of getting dressed when her owner was called to dinner or went out to play or something.
Being a seller of Real Estate, I, of course, feel the need to make some sort of application to home selling.
So here it is... When you're selling your home, make sure it is dressed. Think of it as getting ready for a date. Sometimes I come across Barbie in her original box. This is usually the case when someone bought her with a fancy dress of some sort and they are saving her as a collectible. It is then that I notice how pretty Barbie is and how nice she looks all dressed up. Of course, she is usually kept away in a closet or something, so she isn't practical to play with as a toy. And if a kid took her out of her box, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't take too long for her dress to come off and for her to become just another naked Barbie.
So selling a house has to be practical too. You don't want it to look like an untouchable museum because people don't live in museums. People live in houses. I guess what I'm saying herre is that the best Barbie is the one who is out of her box, who is dressed appropriately (for the date or the picnic or whatever) and is someone who a kid can relate to.
Is your house?
It better be in today's market in appearance...and in price!
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