Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, Except When You Are Selling Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with Meritus Group Real Estate SD 14808

Your treasures are treasure to you but to the people looking at your home for sale they are clutter and distractions. While it may be hard to pack up your treasures it is just one step that will get you moving out sooner with a escrow check in hand! So get a head start on that moving process and get some stuff packed up and into a storage unit if need be. Show the buyer what they want to see your home! 

Original content by Valerie Duncan Stewart
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, Except When You Are Selling Your Home

It is sad but true, Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, Except When You Are Selling Your Home. Here is why; there are some universal truths when you are trying to appeal to a large number of people and you must be mindful of this if you want to sell your home and pocket some serious cash.
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In no particular order here are some pitfalls to avoid:
1) While you may love your porcelain dog collection, your target buyer may not.
2) That yard art you lovingly placed, will look like clutter to your target buyer.
3) The wall paper you meticulously chose 12 years ago will appear dated to your target buyer.
4) The family pet who resides in your home will give off a doggy smell to your target buyer. We dog lovers become habituated to their smell.
5) The spare bedroom used to house your "extras" for jewelry making, scrap booking, etc. will detract from the fact you have a nice sized spare bedroom. Your buyer will only see a home with a junk bedroom.
6) The overgrown shrubs you think add character to your exterior will make your home appear dowdy and unkempt to your target buyer.
7) Toys strewn across your living area will detract from your great floor plan and turn off your target buyer.
8) Tons of family photos may be heart warming to you but distracting to your target buyer.
9) A refrigerator plastered with magnets, beloved artwork from your child and schedules will detract from the amenities your kitchen has to offer your target buyer.
10) The garage used to house "the beloved hot rod" that is a work in progress with grease stains on the concrete, will send the buyers right out the front door.

Selling your home is a small snapshot in time and keeping your home in tip top, non-cluttered shape will garner you a higher asking price when your buyer comes a knocking. While it may be inconvenient to "live" a certain way for this time period, you will thank your Real Estate Professional at the closing table. So when your Real Estate Professional says; Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, Except When You Are Selling Your Home, you now know why.

 

 

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Rosalie A. Evans                                                                      

HJN Team Real Estate

101 W. 69th St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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Comments (5)

Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington
Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky - Lexington, KY
Kentucky Homes for Sale

So very true Rosalie,

If we could only find a way to get our sellers to separate themselves from all their personal "treasures." 

Nov 04, 2011 03:46 PM
Malinda Montgomery RSPS AHWD TMS-Realtor
Gaffs Realty - Port Orange, FL

Hi Rosalie, May I add one more to the list? Remove all the small appliances off the kitchen counter to show how much counter space there is.

Nov 04, 2011 03:49 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Rosalie - Exactly - Thin out, de-clutter, clean shop, yard sale, shift gears, prune, store, pack-up half, remove pics - Oh, yes, and don't forget the garage.  Sorry I just got carried away.  In the end Sellers will benefit monetarily and also time wise with a quicker sale. 

Nov 04, 2011 03:53 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Paul- It is hard from some people to seperate fro their things for sure! It just has to be emphasized that it is only a temporary thing until the house is sold and then everything can go back to normal!

Nov 04, 2011 04:14 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Malinda- You are preaching to the choir on that one! I hate stuff on kitchen counters! 

 

Kathy- Your right about the garage! Alot of sellers think well if I stick it all out in the garage that will be good enough....UNTIL the husband comes and sees a garage full of boxes! Even though the garage is big it will look smaller because of those boxes and then you lost a potential sale! Things to think about for sure!

Nov 04, 2011 04:17 PM