Long Island Home Sellers ~ Are You Feeling Listing Fatigue?
We know you were excited at first and anxiously prepared your house for sale. But now that you're house has been on the market for a while you are feeling "house selling listing fatigue".
You don't like the constant cleaning of your Long Island house. You don't like the steady de-cluttering. You worry the competition shows better. You don't like the strangers in and out of your house anymore.
Preparing yourself for what needs to be done on a regular basis can help you feel less stressed and tired when you do have a showing.
Here is Larry And Sheila's 7 Top Tips To Try And Prevent Listing Fatigue...
1. Get That Paper And Pencil Ready ~ Write down all the things that have to be done before you have a showing. Try and do as many items on the list as possible but set a time limit. Spending too much time can be exhausting so just get the basics out of the way.
2. Have The Cleansers Ready ~ Have everything you need handy to make a clean (maybe not perfect) quick fix especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. These are the two areas that buyers spend the most time in.
3. Pick Up Your Stuff ~ Start with the messy stuff first, like clothes on the floor. If you have children, have baskets for them to toss their toys in before they are tucked in for the night. Take a few minutes every night before you go to bed and make sure everything is in it's place and neatly put away.
4. Cleaning Day ~ Try to spend one day a week with a little extra time to vacuum, tidy the kitchen and bathrooms and dust the furniture. This way only minor clean-ups will be necessary.
5. 24 Hours...Maybe ~ Sometimes you may need some extra time to get the house glowing. You may want to ask your Realtor if they think a 24 hour notice wouldn't scare buyers away. Keep in mind, you never know when a buyer will want to see your house, and you may risk losing a potential sale if those buyers don’t ultimately reschedule so don't make this the norm.
6. Laundry ~ Sort it, fold it, and put it away. If you let it sit, it will grow into a steady pile. Of course, without causing any stress, just gather your laundry, toss it in a basket and leave it the trunk of your car.
7. Don't Forget The Outside ~ You only get one chance to make a first impression so curb appeal should not be neglected. If you can't keep the lawn maintained weekly, then think about hiring someone to take care of it for you.