Do You Want To Sell Your House Faster, Use This Guide

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Do You Want To Sell Your House Faster, Use This Guide

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you’ll find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in.




The operative word here is “anyone”.


Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s Raggedy Ann doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person.


The professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. And these professionals know — based on decades of experience — that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price.


Why not use this same strategy when showing your house or condo?


It’s easy. Just put away that soccer trophy, take down the wedding photo, and box those souvenirs from the family vacation at Disneyland. No, you don’t have to completely empty your closets and drawers. Just pack those personal items that can be seen when a potential buyer views a room. Put away toothbrushes, collectibles, even unopened mail. Don’t forget the fridge door, which is often a mosaic of personal items in most family homes.


If you have lots of personal items, consider renting a storage unit for the few weeks that your house or condo will be on the market. It’s worth the investment.


You wouldn’t think of buying a birthday cake with a stranger’s name on it. The same holds true when you show your house or condo. Make it anonymous!

Need more ideas for selling your house or condo faster and for the best price possible? Call today.

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P. Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

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Comments (6)

Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO

Winston Heverly ,

I like the birthday cake analogy!

Have a great day,

Ann Hayden in Chesterfield, MO

Nov 13, 2015 09:57 PM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Winston Heverly Or a coke can with someone else's name?

Good post.

Bill Roberts

Nov 13, 2015 10:09 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Winston - you more you house looks like a model the easier it sells.  Good points.

Nov 13, 2015 10:11 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Winston Heverly This is a great baseline for sellers to consider and follow. I like that, "Anyone"; very true, indeed.

Nov 13, 2015 10:47 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

When viewing a home with clients, it was difficult for me to pass up the golf trophies.  When I thought about the distraction, I put them down immediately.  It would have been better if the trophies had been packed away.

Nov 14, 2015 08:53 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Unless the house is vacant, it is almost impossible to make it totally anonymous. The anonymous premise is good, however... as far as is reasonable.

Nov 15, 2015 06:16 AM