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The Purse or a Pocket Rule when Staging Your Home
I always advise my clients to pack away any valuables or collectibles.. You have no control over whom may come to view your home during a showing, but you do have control over what they see and touch.. great reminder Valerie to make sure all of our valuables are packed away..
I was recently doing a walk through on a potential listing. The owners had a wonderful collection of little statues in a specific theme. These were located on coffee tables, end tables in the living and family rooms and on the shelf in the kitchen. I thought they were delightful but was worried on the owners' behalf that these would be too tempting for visitors, especially when those with children in tow.
In trying to convince the owners to pack these and all little ornaments and souvenirs, I said "Don't leave anything out and available that could fit in a purse or pocket." It is not that the people house hunting are thieves. In fact, so few things are stolen that one forgets that this could happen. But..... there is always a first time and no home owner wants this to happen to them.
I also advise clients to put away anything ... more
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