Trey Affolter of Tacoma, Washington, has this nice post in his blog.
I like the way he worded things: "can the clutter," "scrub-a-dub-dub," etc. Serious but humorous can get so many things done.
Staging Your Home For Maximum Profit
Experts agree, staging a home for sale is important for the success and to maximize a seller's earning potential. More importantly, buyers agree and tend to react more favorably to a home that is shown in it's best light.
Distraught sellers who need to generate more interest in house that has been languishing on the market for months should consider 10 steps from MSNBC financial guru Laura T. Coffey
- Can the clutter. Pack up knickknacks, pictures, piles of paper and furniture that makes the place look crowded.
- Let the light in. Take down any heavy drapes.
- Scrub-a-dub-dub. Shampoo soiled carpets, Scrub the front door. Repaint scuffed walls. Tidy up the lawn and trim the shrubs.
- Get moving on the "honey do" list. Fix everything that is in need of repair.
- Enhance the view. Erect a fence or plant shrubbery to improve or obscure the view of unattractive nearby properties or streets.
- Try weeknights. Holding an open house on Wednesday may attract a different crowd.
- Ask for criticism. Consult with buyers' agents for their feedback.
- Send the owners away. Ask them to vacate when potential buyers come around so they can talk freely.
- Rent to own. Give a potential buyer a little credit .Becoming a landlord may keep you from having to shoulder two mortgages.
- Drop the asking price. And figure out the lowest amount you're willing or able to accept.
Source: MSN Money, Laura T. Coffey (01/06/2009)
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