Captain obvious tips from MSN

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere

Well well well, I guess our days of providing insider tips and expertise on the issue of buying and selling real estate to our customers is just about over! Our days are numbered when I read articles from the likes of MSN on important tips for selling your home!

Agents, write these down and memorize them. But be careful, mere mortals may find it hard to comprehend the ingenuity and stratergery that the real experts have come up with.

The brilliance is as follows:

1. 'Repair sagging screen doors.' -Um, ya think?

2. 'Spiff up roof' -..see comment above!

3. 'clear & caulk gutter' -Well I usually like the look of overrun/leaking gutters.

4.' Get rid of Smokers and pets'  -No comment

5. 'patch holes and repaint' -oww my head hurts!

6.' replace vinyl flooring tears' -how do you get rid of tears?

7.' reseal toilet' -If its not leaking, why would you change it?

8. 'stop dripping faucet'- ok, that one might escape some people.

9. 'renew dinged baseboards' - Its not the dinged baseboards people don't like, it the baseboards themselves!

10.'repair cabinets'- If they are bad enough to fix, the home is a fixer and it won't matter.

Ok, I am being a little facetious. Some of these are ok tips for people who don't know what they are doing. Do any of you have any other silly tips that can be included in the Captain obvious hall of fame? 

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Clean stains from carpet.  How does that fit into your list.
Mar 19, 2008 01:01 PM #1
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Jim Tutton
Windermere/ Professional Partners - University Place, WA
Before anyone can do anything on this list the first thing that some sellers need to remember is to just CLEAN THE HOUSE!
Mar 20, 2008 04:05 AM #2
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Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA
Chris, that is a good one also. Again, it is not my list, it is MSN's list. I think the carpet cleaning would be very high on the "Captain Obvious" list. LOL
Mar 21, 2008 05:00 AM #3
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Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Ada, MI
Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
Ok, Patrick, I would remove dead mouse behind refrigerator. Yes, we actually previewed a house and the dead mouse was covered with dust!!! AGGGGH!!
Mar 25, 2008 12:24 PM #4
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Tracy Williams Pender
Carolina MaxRealty, Inc. - Raleigh, NC
MBA, Knightdale & Raleigh, NC Real Estate
How about clean out the fridge before vacating the house.  There's nothing like the aroma of a stinky fridge in the Carolina summer.
Mar 31, 2008 02:20 PM #5
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Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA
Bonnie, ya I think dead mice might be a turn off to some buyers! At least they could have dusted it!
Mar 31, 2008 03:50 PM #6
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Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA
Tracy, I don't even want to think about that funk! I have seen some of those here in Washington.....I can't imagine the humid Carolina heat mixed with stinky fridge!
Mar 31, 2008 03:52 PM #7
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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Obviously all seems to be the necessary tips to follow.

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Apr 07, 2008 01:40 PM #8
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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Obviously all seems to be the necessary tips to follow.

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Apr 07, 2008 01:42 PM #9
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