Mother Rules-Easy To Follow When Your Home is On the Market in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Most of us grew up with "mother rules."  We knew what they were from when we were little until we left home.  Even as adults we can hear them ring in our ears as we go about our day.  So I started thinking about some of the "mother rules" in our house and how they might help keep a home ready for showing.

Mother Rules for Keeping Your House Ready to Show


  • Hang up your wet towels
  • Flush the toilet
  • Make your bed
  • Put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher
  • Clean up after the pet(s)
  • Mow the lawn
  • Take out the trash
  • Fold the laundry
  • Water the plants


And my all time favorite:

  • If it is moldy you can't eat it (unless it's cheese)
    In this case throw it out so it doesn't stink up the house

 




If you have your home on the market following these simple "mother rules" will make it easier when the phone rings with an agent who would like to show your home.  No last minute running around to make sure everything is neat and tidy.  

Thinking about selling your home in Northern Virginia?  Give Cindy Jones a call at 703-346-2213 to talk about whether now is the best time for you to list your home.  No hassle, no pressure, just straight talk about the real estate market in your neighborhood and the value of your home in today's market.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Eat everything on your plate.

I got that one a lot!

Sep 30, 2010 02:09 AM #1
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Seems pretty common sense except I know from experience it does not happen all the time! Seems like the rules of the house even when it is not on the market!

Sep 30, 2010 02:12 AM #2
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Cindy Jones
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Jay-ours was at least you have to try everything on your plate.  Beef tongue not my favorite :-(

Sep 30, 2010 02:43 AM #3
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Cindy Jones
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Gary-shoot someone couldn't show up at my house these days and find that the mother rules were being followed.  Mom would not be happy with me.

Sep 30, 2010 02:44 AM #4
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Kathryn Maguire
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Might I add "Don't leave your dirty underwear and other clothing on the floor...put them in the hamper."  Good list!

Sep 30, 2010 03:05 AM #5
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Marzena Melby
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Yes, Cindy, similar rules sound in my brain all the time.  It's amazing!

Sep 30, 2010 05:24 AM #6
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Hannah Williams
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Cindy..Mother does know best doesn't she ! Simple rules to follow ..

HelpfulHannah

Sep 30, 2010 05:33 AM #7
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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Love it!

So clean up after yourself.... my wife is on a trip so I am getting after my kids and this just reminds me of it :)

your friend in Charlottesville

Sep 30, 2010 07:29 AM #8
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Kathryn-oh oh I'd better get into my bathroom and pick up yesterday's clothes :-)

Sep 30, 2010 07:33 AM #9
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Marzena-I just came in from a settlement took a look around and thought my mother would not be happy with the way my house looks.

Sep 30, 2010 07:34 AM #10
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Hannah-no doubt that when we were little mom didn't know anything.  Now we realize how smart she was.

Sep 30, 2010 07:35 AM #11
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Charles-have fun with the kids and don't leave the mess for your wife to clean up.

Sep 30, 2010 07:36 AM #12
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Carla Dimond
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Cindy, so simple but unfortunately many sellers need to be reminded!

Oct 03, 2010 10:32 AM #13
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Carla-shoot even I need to be reminded occassionally :-)

Oct 03, 2010 12:10 PM #14
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Anne Clark
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Found this through Pat's reblog. Very simply put and easy to remember when you put the things sellers have to do like this.

Oct 04, 2010 01:26 PM #15
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Greg Freeman
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These are excellent tips for any seller to use,  all very simple but when added to the botton line then what

Oct 13, 2010 08:25 PM #16
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Greg Freeman
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These are excellent tips for any seller to use,  all very simple but when added to the botton line then what

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Cindy Jones
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Anne-I've got a photo that goes with the rules but sometimes we just have to make it simple.

Oct 14, 2010 12:26 AM #18
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Greg-adding to the bottom line is what all sellers want.

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