Home Seller Tips: "jiggle handle after flushing" is not a good sign!

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Real Estate Agent with Bucci Realty, Inc. BK3064647

 

Most sellers begin with a reluctance to do much to prepare for selling - if it costs money.    But sellers should reconsider because just because you lived with it does not mean a buyer will want to as well.

It is really pretty obvious when I take buyers in a home where the seller has skimped on preparation.   At a recent closing I told my buyer that her efforts to sell begin today.  On day one of ownership a house must be cared for as if it was being readied for the market.

There are lots of preparation items that do not cost a lot of money.  Cleanliness is key and does not require a lot of money.  Clutter can be addressed without a lot of expense.  De-personalizing the house by removing too many pictures, trophies and personal belongings.  These are inexpensive efforts to prepare a house.

And then there are some things that really don't require a ton of money.  

A sign taped on the toilet that says "jiggle the handle after flushing" or "hold the handle down when flushing" does not make the right impression.... I have seen both in homes for sale!

A new coat of paint on the front door is not expensive but can really enhance first impressions.  Burned out lights or broken fixtures are inexpensive fixes.

Dripping faucets, especially the ones that have dripped so long they have made marks in the sink or tub, do not make a good impression.

Sellers must face the fact.... Buyers look for ways to pay less, don't help them!

Buyers do not ignore this fact... Selling your house begins the day you buy it!

Here are a few articles with suggestions for preparing your house for the market.
Ready to sell your Melbourne, Florida home?  Call me to discuss how I can work for you today.  Send me a text as well at 321-6933850.

agent@moving2brevard.com

 

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Gary L. Waters, is a Florida licensed real estate broker associate with Bucci Realty, Inc. in Melbourne, Florida.  

 Call or text me directly at 321-693-3850.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

great post!  i have some delayed maintenance tasks in my own home that I have to address! 

Jul 11, 2017 05:57 AM #1
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Gary, This is so true.  Some people just don't do the ongoing maintenance. Letting small issues go unresolved will create bigger and more costly repairs. And cleaning is such a lost cost thing to do ... many just don't want to spend that time cleaning.  I cannot say that I blame them ... yet it must be done.

Jul 11, 2017 08:34 AM #2
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great post and reminder it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Jul 11, 2017 09:49 AM #3
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Pat Champion - That is it..first impression is usually the last one!  Thanks.

Jul 12, 2017 10:36 AM #4
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Kathleen Daniels - Small issues with a house, just like ones health, can become serious problems! Have a great west coast day!

Jul 12, 2017 10:38 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Gary - yes this is very well stated. I have seen those houses with the notes all over the place. 

Jul 18, 2017 08:20 AM #6
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

As small as jiggling the handle is thats a sign of "deferred maintenance"

Aug 02, 2017 10:06 AM #7
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