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Polish your Home Before a Showing . . . The Right Way
I was recently showing some very upscale homes in the Pinnacle Hills area to a nice couple relocating to Northwest Arkansas from San Francisco. We looked at a heap of homes over Saturday and Sunday and finally found them the perfect house they could call home. One thing kept bugging me as we viewed home after home in Pinnacle Hills, Shadow Valley, and a number of other upscale neighborhoods in Rogers and Bentonville . . . how the homes showed! I hope no one takes offence, but someone needs to be taught how to stage a home prior to a showing. These are half million to million dollar homes in the nicest neighborhoods in Northwest Arkansas and most of them have major polish problems almost to the point of being ‘cliche’. Out of 18 homes we viewed over the two day home show marathon, only about a third of them were occupied. Most of the unoccupied homes were dusty, dirty, and generally unfit to show to a high end buyer.The occupied homes were definitely cleaner but they had some problems. I’m going to focus on the occupied homes here but just wait unoccupied homes, your time, it is a-comin’.
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