Do you Want Folks to Want to BUY your HOME?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Want Folks to Want to BUY your Home?


Kim & I just got a new listing. Okay, it's our listing so we are naturally biased. But that being said, this home is in fantastic shape! The owner and our client has clearly respected this home through the years! And she understands the need to make it "MODEL" home ready.

It is Kim's job to advise our clients what needs to be done, she is very sharp when it comes to presenting a home. Well, in this case our client had done an outstanding job of getting the home ready to sell. But as Realtors, we have to put in our 2 cents and Kim did. There really wasn't a whole lot that Kim suggested the seller should do, the seller was already on top of it! But, there were a few details. They may seem small, but as a realtor we understand how HUGE little details are. If we list your home, please don't be offended, but do something with as many of your knicknacks as possible (in the long run, it is well worth it to rent a storage place). And please KEEP YOUR BATHROOM CLEAN!

Well, our client was way on top of this stuff, and her bathroom was of course clean. So, as we like to do, we took the seller out to see her competition on the market! Oh My God, do these people want to sell their homes? So much of what we saw was cluttered, dirty, smelly, . . . I could go on and on. Our client whose home we have listed wanted to "take a shower" after seeing her competition. She was kidding, I think.

My point is this, if you are selling your home, MAKE IT AS MODEL HOME READY AS POSSIBLE! Pack up as much as possible and put it into storage. If you want to know what needs to be done, just ask KIM JONES. And you'd be smart to clean the bathroom before we come over to give our advise!

Comments (2)

Sandra Williams
Rancon Real Estate - Temecula, CA
Isn't it nice to actually has a home that is clean, doesn't have some sort of smell, and is arranged to be appealing? Lots of people must not be able to smell the odors we smell when we go in their homes!
Aug 09, 2007 05:08 PM
Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA
Bertrum Settlements (Title & Abstract) - Allentown, PA

I agree with Sandra.  It seems we all have different 'sniffers'.  my wifey picks up EVERYTHING.. I can't smell anything.

I dig the blog... but why are the words SO BIG?

Aug 09, 2007 05:13 PM

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