If you are selling a home in Palo Alto your real estate agent may suggest that while the home is available to show you should leave the sound system on with some genre of music playing. Should you?
The answer to this question is very personal. Personally I do not like showing a home where the stereo is playing, even when it is music I love (like Broadway songs) Unlikely staging, which helps a Palo Alto buyer imagine what the rooms are for, and how much furniture can fit in a room, music does not help me imagine anything except what is the noise like without the music?
Some buyers may love having soothing music and feel like it makes the home more homey and relaxing.
So here is your problem. If when selling your Palo Alto home some people like the music and some don't, and you play music, you will turn some people off and make some people happy. The ones you turn off may not consider your home.
If you do not play music while selling your home in Palo Alto the people who do not like it will not be turned off, and the ones who do like music will not know what they are missing.
Even more important when you are selling your home in Palo Alto, no one will think you are trying to cover up a noisy street, a freeway in the background, Cal Train whistles, or anything else that causes noise.
If you are selling a home in Palo Alto where noise is a problem, then the sound should be muted by something that is obvious, and that can be used by any potential buyer. If there is freeway noise put a water feature in the back yard. If there is street or train noise double pane your windows and install an air conditioner so that the windows do not have to be opened as much.
When selling a Palo Alto home having non stop music may be appealing to some buyers, can annoy others, and even worse make buyers think that you are covering something up.. So save the Mozart or Rogers and Hammerstein for your own enjoyment.
If you have any questions about selling a home in Palo Alto please feel free to contact me.