It Was Time to Move On
When I met my seller, he told me it was time to move on. His dear wife had been gone now for over 5 years and Mr. C was ready to move into a living arrangement that would give him the assistance he needed.
Therefore, it was time to prepare his 2 bedroom condo for sale. His only relative was his 60+ year old nephew who lived nearby and was going to help where he could.
This was over 10 years ago and we all remember what the economy was like then. The condo was clean but nothing had been done to update it since Mr. C moved in.
We edited and repositioned items, and I made suggestions for some updates that would be easy on his budget.
I will never forget one area and that was his master bedroom. All there was on the bed was a sheet and blanket and pillows. There was no bedspread or coverlet. I asked him if there was anything in the closet that might help dress up the bed.
He thought for a moment and remembered something silk that they’d been given but never used. We got it out and I knew that he was concerned that he’d be able to keep it up every day.
I ended up folding and pinning it so that all he had to do was take it out of his closet when there was a scheduled showing and lay it on his bed.
That, he thought, he could handle.
I returned a few weeks later to see if there was anything that needed tweaking. While it wasn’t perfect, it was enough to show any potential buyers his space.
I could see the relief in his face because now he knew that in time, he would be where he wanted to be.
I learned that the age of the seller and the price point of a property should have no bearing on whether or not a property can be staged!!!
By the way...did I mention that my client, who did most of this himself was 93 years young??!!
This post was written for It’s February and Love Is In the Air hosted by Lisa Von Domek.