Winter Garden Open Houses (and Losing All That Junk)!

By
Real Estate Agent with La Rosa Realty

Winter Garden Open Houses (and Losing All That Junk)!

Why so many open houses in Winter Garden? The reason is because they are so effective -- not only by instantly spreading notice that a property is seriously entering the market, but also by creating a firm target date - a day when all concerned agree that the property will be in peak 'showability' condition.

Winter Garden Open Houses (and Losing All That Junk)!

Open houses are like showings on steroids. With dozens of visitors in the offing, there's little doubt that every effort will go into preparing for them. Along those lines, every agent will tell you that a tidy home is far more tempting than one that looks too lived-in.  The New York Times recently offered the assessment that decluttering is vital because "most real estate is aspirational, and buyers want to see themselves in someplace better and more beautiful." 

Therefore, a basic part of preparing for open houses is the unglamorous task of whittling away as much of the daily clutter as possible. There are some stress-reducing ways you can approach the task:

Focus on how long it has been since items were used 

Anything you haven't used in the past three months is a candidate for storage (or beyond!) It may be easier than you think.

Identify items in disrepair 

Homes across America are filled with things that fit this category - items that don't belong on display in any Winter Garden open houses. (When you find items like this, you may feel better about tossing them when you realize no one ever gets around repairing them, anyway!)

Find what's hidden in plain sight

Finally, scout through the house for items you take for granted - but which add little charm. Shelves with books and magazines you will never read and chests in the kids' room filled with long-abandoned toys are examples. Clearing such “hidden in plain sight” articles will complete the decluttering -- and create the kind of open houses potential buyers get serious about. If you are anticipating the coming spring selling season, then it's time to recruit a top-notch Winter Garden
agent to help. I hope you won't hesitate to give me a call/text at 407-476-4993!

Winter Garden Open Houses (and Losing All That Junk)!

Posted by

Thomas Staples, Realtor

La Rosa Realty

(407) 476-4993 - Mobile
www.tstaples.larosarealty.com - home search

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Comments (2)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ
EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Sounds like a great property. Good luck in selling this one and others in 2013.

Feb 10, 2013 11:58 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Open houses will give the seller great results as long as the property is well prepared for showing.

Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM