Sellers be gettin' lazy - Don't you do that!

I've been showing a lot of property lately and one thing is clear. Sellers be getting lazy.

Here are the three simplest and lowest cost ideas to help prepare your home to be well received by the market.


I've been showing a lot of property lately, And there's one thing that's really clear to me. Sellers be getting lazy.

Listen, we've talked about presentation being the cornerstone of your entire selling effort. If the home doesn't look great in person and online, you're sunk. At the very best, you're losing thousands of dollars.

Look, I wanna give you three tips that you can do quickly and easily that will cost you practically nothing that you absolutely must do before you put your house on the market.

Number one, declutter. Put stuff away. And when I say put stuff away, I mean, put it into boxes and containers and get it the heck out of the house. Into storage if you need to. You need to create a spacious, clean, clutter-free environment. Anything less than that comes off as chaotic to the buyer. And it makes them anxious when they're in your house. So get rid of as much stuff as you possibly can before you put the for sale sign up.

Next thing, depersonalize. Take down family photos, degree certificates, things of that nature. Anything that might identify you as an individual. You want people to see themselves in your house, not your stuff. So allow them to have that vision by removing things that are highly personal.

Finally, deep clean. Listen folks, we all live in our houses and our houses get dirty, but nobody wants to buy your dirt. So, in fact, your dirt is gross to them. So you need to clean up around the bathtub, the caulking, food from in the kitchen. Make that place shine.

These are things that take some elbow grease, that take a little bit of time, but they don't cost a lot of money and they'll give you a great edge in the market. Without them, you could be sunk. You're certainly losing thousands.


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Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra


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