Put a Lid on IT!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Professionals MN Broker #40288835

     When your home is for sale, things need to change in a big way.  If you want to leave the lid/seat on your toilet seat up - that is for you and your wife to work out.  However, when your home is listed and people are touring - the seat and lid need to be down.  Seems like a small matter and it is.  It is also only one of a list of things that need to be done to get your home the most showings, the most offers and sell in the shortest amount of time.
     All my signed listings receive a detailed staging consultation and great advice for getting your home prepared for the market. This is a market that is packed with competition.  Unless your home is priced competitively and shows above the competition - it will linger on the market while the others sell.
     Do you want to sell or do you want to stay ? Decide now and then lets get going. This is a great time to get started.  I will advise you every step of the way and offer low or no cost ways to make your home the shining star.
Buyers are looking for move in ready properties that they can quickly personalize in their own way.

Call 218-831-8001 if you are in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota and desiring to sell your property!

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Kathleen..it is the little things that can make or break a deal.  A dirty mirror, a floor that hasn't been swept.  Especially if you give a full days notice!

Dec 07, 2009 02:53 AM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Kahtleen:  Little things make a big impression.  One thing that drives me crazy is dirty dishes piled up in a sink. 

Dec 07, 2009 02:57 AM #2
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Jill Schmidt
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Dirty dishes, smelly trash, and pungent cooking odors are big ones for me.  I find smells that overwhelm you as you open the front door do the most damage to a sale.

Dec 07, 2009 04:09 AM #3
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

The same applies to agents!!  I always cringe when I see photos on the MLS of bathrooms showing the toilet with the seat up!

Dec 07, 2009 05:34 AM #4
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

The same applies to agents!!  I always cringe when I see photos on the MLS of bathrooms showing the toilet with the seat up!

Dec 07, 2009 05:34 AM #5
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Love the title - could apply to many things!  Yes this drives me nuts - how easy is it to put the lid down!  Also it's a feng shui thing - just good to do this all the time.

Dec 07, 2009 08:47 AM #6
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Kathleen, All we can do is give them advice...they have to decide whether to take it or not.  If it helps to get them to keep the toilet seat down, it is bad Feng Shui but I'm not sure they will get that either  :)

Dec 07, 2009 09:04 AM #7
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Nothing like a "crappy" MLS picture or a dirty toilet to foul up a showing!  Good advice, Kathleen.  I just wish more people would act on it.

Dec 08, 2009 08:39 AM #8
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Lynn Johnson
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN Real Estate

Kathleen - this is a pet peeve that we've actually discussed in one of our stff meetings.  We see this in pictures all the time, and I, for one, will do my best to make sure that all my listing photos show the lid down - not that bathrooms photograph very well in the first place.  Hope all is going well with you.

Dec 10, 2009 05:12 AM #9
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