Long Island Sellers Ask ~ Which Room Is The Most Important To Keep Clean When Selling Our North Shore Of Long Island House?

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Long Island Sellers Ask ~ Which Room Is The Most Important To Keep Clean When Selling Our North Shore Of Long Island House?
Larry and Sheila, Realtors on The North Shore Of Long Island have been asked this Frequently Asked Question by Seller's who are getting ready to place their house on the market ~ "Which Room In The House Should Always Be Clean?" 
Besides the Price, the Condition is extemely important when selling your house on The North Shore Of Long Island.The North Shore Of Long Island Seller Tips
Kitchens should be Spotless and Clutter-Free is our Answer ~ It's heart of the Home!
The Kitchen should look clean and spacious as it is the most important room in the house to the buyer. The emptier it is, the larger it will look to the buyer.
Start with Clean Counter-Tops. If you can, take everything off the counters and put them somewhere else if you have the room. If you don't have enough cabinet space, try and eliminate things that you rarely use and start packing them away. You're going to have to do this anyway when you move.
Clutter makes spaces seem smaller and will turn buyers off, so keep dirty dishes out of the  sink and off the counters. Clean the trash container thoroughly and make sure there are no dirty dish rags around.
Because the Kitchen is the biggest selling feature in your house, you want to keep it as clean as possible so it can make the potential buyer say, “This Is My Kitchen.”
And, when you're ready to make the move on The North Shore Of Long Island, please contact Larry And Sheila to list your house and feature it on our active websites at 631-805-4400.
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Kitchen is surely a good selling point if it is nice and minimum few items on the counter top. We would like to see the entire property all clean and decluttered!

May 25, 2012 10:41 PM #11
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Larry and Sheila, I agree. In most cases its the kitchen that sells the home. The bathrooms are the next room buyers look at.


May 25, 2012 10:50 PM #12
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The kitchen is one of those rooms that speak loudly when viewed...good post

May 25, 2012 11:37 PM #13
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

For sure the kitchen can be a deal breaker... more so than any room in the house...

May 25, 2012 11:42 PM #14
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

The entire home needs to be spotless for showings but the kitchen and bathrooms are indeed the most important........you can understand clothing on the chair in the bedroom, not a kitchen with food left out or dirty dishes in the sink! Great post..............

May 25, 2012 11:55 PM #15
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Totally agree that it is important for the kitchen to be spotless and clutter free. It also helps if the bathrooms are sparking and free of all personal items on the counter.

May 26, 2012 12:02 AM #16
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I would say all of them:) There is no question however that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home!

May 26, 2012 12:22 AM #17
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I agree...if the kitchen is terrific, the rest of the home jumps up.

May 26, 2012 02:24 AM #18
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

How about every room? 

May 26, 2012 08:37 AM #19
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry & Sheila, the kitchen is so important to keep immaculate, and to be sure there are no lingering smells!  Great post!

May 26, 2012 09:02 AM #20
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Kitchen, kitchen, kitchen


Master Bedroom

May 26, 2012 09:19 AM #21
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

It's all about the kitchen. People can leave clothes and toys out or not make a bed, but a kitchen is where food is. It's gotta be clean.

May 26, 2012 11:22 AM #22
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Terrific post Larry & Sheila, the kitchen can be a huge turn off for buyers or it can help sell the home.

May 26, 2012 11:24 AM #23
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Yep, you feel like the whole house is a mess when the kitchen is the mess.
May 26, 2012 03:54 PM #24
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Larry and Sheila - I would also say keeping the bathroom clean is important.  No one wants to see a dirty bathroom either.

May 26, 2012 04:30 PM #25
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great advice about keeping the kitchen clean and uncluttered.  But, the bathrooms better be clean as well.  Actually, the whole house!  :-)

May 26, 2012 09:35 PM #26
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!
Larry and Sheila, I agree. The kitchen is so important to keep clean. I find that buyers spend the most time looking at the kitchen
May 26, 2012 11:01 PM #27
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Definitely the kitchen. It's always the first place I head to when we're looking for a new home. Congrats on the feature too.

May 27, 2012 12:36 AM #28
Bianca Marijan
City Brokerage, Hamilton - Hamilton, ON
Broker Owner of Independent Real Estate Brokerage

i'd rather see a dierty kitchen than a dirty bathroom but those two top the list.

selling yoru home is a job for the home sellers as well, i know it is tiring cleaning and prepping for showings but it has to be done.

May 27, 2012 01:04 AM #29
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Oh, sure the whole house should be as clean as possible, but you're right. The kitchen is huge. You don't want to envision anyone cooking food in less-than-sanitary conditions. What others details might matter so little to them?

May 30, 2012 02:55 AM #30
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