As many of you know I am in the process of selling my personal residence. Being an experienced agent I understand the value of prepping your home for all showings. I have always believed that showing a home is like going out on a first date. You always want to put your best foot forward.
Often when a buyer visits a home they are only there for a few minutes. That means you do not have a lot of time to make a good impression.
The other day an agent from another brokerage scheduled an appointment to see the home. As usual, my wife made sure everything was clean and put away. We made sure the blinds were open and lights were on in the hallways and closets.
That morning I made a point of sweeping up the front and back patios. On our back patio, we have a couple of glass top tables. One a dining table, the other a cocktail table. The tables weren’t really dirty, but a little dusty. I decided that I would get the glass cleaner out and make them sparkle.
Later that day, when the buyers came to view the home they stayed for nearly 25 minutes. I know because, in addition to the time stamp on the lockbox, I have wireless security cameras that monitor the front and rear of my house. To my surprise, the buyer and agent sat at that patio table having a lengthy discussion. They must have been comfortable because they were there quite a while.
Unfortunately, they have yet to make an offer on the home. At least not as of this writing. But whether they buy my house or not, I am glad I cleaned that table.