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The Do's and Don’ts When Preparing to Sell
Another great post on the do's and don't of getting your home Market Ready! This enumerates exactly what a buyer/realtor team needs to accomplish. When you bring in a Stager to join the team, the journey becomes easier and less stressful.
The Do's and Don'ts When Preparing to Sell
First the Don'ts:
1. Think you'll have more negotiating room if you list your home above fair market value - big mistake! There's a good it chance it will sit on the market and become stale. A good realtor will tell you this and you need to listen!
2. Put scented candles in every room or use air fresheners. Buyers aren't stupid and it's the equivalent to skipping a shower and putting on perfume or aftershave - you're not fooling anyone! Clean, clean, clean - it's the only "smell" everyone likes!
3. "Clean up" by stuffing everything into the closets. Buyers are nosey and open cabinets and closets to check out storage space. They want to know that their stuff will fit - closets filled with junk don't invoke any confidence.
4. Neglect yard work. A buyer's first impression starts with curb appeal. Unkempt lawns, overgrown bushes and shrubs scream neglect and ... more
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