Listing Tips, 3/14/19
Tips for Listing When Your Home Is Occupied That Others Might Not Have Told You Except Me!
MAKE YOUR BEDS
Moving is stressful. Whether you move or not if something happened and there was an emergency, would you want anyone else to see your sheets or smell your blankets, pillows, or comforters? You might consider buying new bedding for showings only.
CLEAN YOUR DISHES/CABINETS
Ask yourself, do you really need all that stuff and how much will it weight/cost to move?
CLEAN YOUR BATHROOMS
Be obsessive, you never know what goes on behind closed bathroom doors.
CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS
Do you really want people to see what is inside your closets, especially neighbors if there is an Open House? Neighbors are nice but maybe nosey too.
CLEAN YOUR APPLIANCES (Underneath & Behind them too)
Will you really have time to do all that when the inspection is scheduled or you have to move on a tight schedule?
CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES
If you think the beeping is annoying to you when you live there, can you imagine the effect it has on prospective buyers, agents, home inspectors, guests at Open Houses, and appraisers when it happens to start beeping unexpectedly?
True store: An Appraiser gave a bad appraisal report and when questioned, his answer was he was distracted by the smoke alarm and couldn't think.
Imagine if Hot-On-Homes came unannounced and offered you $1 million dollars if they could shoot your new listing, provided it was clean and ready immediately for filming. How disappointed would you be if you didn't get that check?
When it comes to buying property, Buyers have Power.
CLEAN EVERYTHING: WALLS, BASEBOARDS, CEILING FANS, ETC.
How would you feel if a child had a severe allergy attack in your house because of dust, webs, or an unsanitary environment and you were named in a lawsuit? Anyone can sue anyone for any reason.
CLEAN AND REPAIR YOUR YARD, STAIRS, GATES, AND OTHER SAFETY ISSUES
Read the Listing Agreement. Agents and Brokers are not liable but in Texas and most other states, homeowners are.
PROTECT YOUR PETS
Secure their safety from harmful humans.