"The Gathering Place".....it all belonged to my Great Grandpa!

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

"The Gathering Place"......it all belonged to my Great Grandpa!

We all hold dear, the possessions that were handed down over the years from one generation to another. The rocking chair that my grandmother sat in, while rocking me to sleep.  The spittoon my grandfather spit his chewing tobacco in. Magazines, dishes, and other furniture and items reminds us of our childhood memories we don't want to get rid of.

Painting by Larry Johnston

"The gathering place", Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©

 

When we list a home for sale, we as a Real Estate Agent, must sell this home for the highest price possible and as quickly as possible. Our first response is, "Look at all this stuff."

This is where everything gets complicated.  How do you convince the Seller to make their home presentable and clean when the buyer is present, without giving the impression that they have a bunch of junk, scattered throughout the home, stuffed in closets and sitting on anything with a flat top?

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If you know of anyone in the Elkhart County, Indiana area that wants to buy or sell a home, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana, or email

larry@larry-johnston.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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As gently as possible.i usually tell them that the house is no longer their home once the listing agreement has been signed. I ask them to start pack in' cause they are movin'. And that just happens to be my new slogan...
Nov 03, 2013 04:32 AM #1
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Evelyn, I'm sorry I sold your painting, but you still have me.  Don't tell me to start packin' and get movin'!

 

Nov 03, 2013 04:35 AM #2
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Evelyn Johnston
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YOU are better then any painting any old day. No need to pack up! It is still a beautiful painting that use to hang on MY wall...
Nov 03, 2013 04:39 AM #3
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Well, Happy 32nd Anniversary on Thursday .....

Nov 03, 2013 04:54 AM #4
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Noah Seidenberg
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That is so cool Larry. Even though it is clutter city it is homey looking but I hate dust. A hard part of our job is getting people to de-clutter.

Have a great day!

Nov 04, 2013 12:28 AM #5
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Noah, I bet you hate going into empty houses that hve been sitting.

Nov 04, 2013 04:10 AM #6
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Evelyn Johnston
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Asking the Seller to get rid of stuff is impossible, asking them to pack it up because they are moving is a little easier.

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